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Family Meal Program Volunteer Blog

5 Reasons Why You Should Be a Family Meal Program Volunteer

June 10th, 2022

Are you and your friends, family or coworkers interested in giving back and making an impact in the community? Here are 5 reasons you should volunteer with our Family Meal Program:

#1 – Family impact

We have 70 guest rooms, which means approximately 70 guest families that call our House home at one time. While their child is receiving treatment from a local hospital, it’s important that’s where the family’s focus is. By providing meals for our families, you are ensuring they have the capacity to spend as much time with their child as possible. It is incredibly rewarding knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of families facing challenging medical journeys.

#2 – Teambuilding

Cooking and pre-packaging meals for our families is a great opportunity for you to connect with your teammates. Off-site opportunities are a great way to get to know one another and strengthen your relationships!

#3 – Options are available

There are a variety of available opportunities to get involved with the Family Meal Program. Whether you’d like to provide Lunch-2-Go or pre-packaged dinners, we have options to choose from!

  • Dinner groups of up to 5 volunteers choose the menu, purchase the ingredients and prepare and package individual meals for the families to reheat. This takes place on Monday afternoons.
  • Lunch-2-Go volunteers prepare fruit, sandwiches, salads, snacks and other items to provide families with a healthy brown bag lunch. Groups of up to 5 individuals prepare the lunches and leave the menu planning and shopping up to us. This opportunity is sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and takes place on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons.

#4 – Easy sign up

Signing up to volunteer with our Family Meal Program is easy! Simply click the button below to view open calendar dates. If you have questions, please contact our Family Meal Program Coordinator, Maggie Flint, at 414.935.6520.

Family Meal Program Sign Up

#5 – Sponsor a meal

If you’d like to get involved with our Family Meal Program but don’t have capacity to do so in person, you can sponsor a meal! A $250 donation provides snacks for our families, a $300 donation provides Lunch-2-Go, a $500 donation provides a Family Dinner for our families and $1,000 provides a holiday meal.

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Please make note that the donation is to be used for the Family Meal Program under “What inspired you to donate?”

We are so grateful for the support we receive from organizations, individuals and groups in the community, and certainly couldn’t do what we do without you!


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