In February, eight members of the Ronald McDonald House Committee volunteered as Dinner Crew, to cook and serve dinner to families in the house.
Since the committee placement shifts are self-scheduled, and we serve alongside other community volunteers, the committee doesn’t often get the chance to gather as a team. Cooking together in the RMH kitchen gave us a chance to bond and have fun preparing a home-cooked meal.
Friday was a rainy, dreary, day and most of the families in the house spent the day in the hospital with their children. What they needed was a hot meal and comfort food.
We brought in Bojangles’ fried chicken and biscuits, and the Dinner Crew prepared green beans, macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes, from scratch.It was a hit.
As volunteers in the house, we often clean up after brunch or dinner crews and stock the already-full refrigerator with many containers of leftovers. On Friday, most of our dishes were scraped clean.
It was a fun night to meet new committee members, test our culinary skills and to provide the RMH families with a small bit of comfort.
– Whitney, Ronald McDonald House Committee volunteer