Family Dinner Program

Volunteers prepare dinner at the West County Ronald McDonald HouseThank you for your interest in our Family Dinner Program!

Being able to provide a hot meal or a quick snack is one of the most important ways we can help those we serve feel they are truly staying at their home-away-from-home.  Having one less worry (a decision on where to eat dinner) is a valuable benefit to families who are focusing all of their energies on their sick child. Additionally, the dinner program continues to be a means of enlisting community involvement in the Ronald McDonald House program.

The safety, health and well-being of House guests have always been our highest priorities. To ensure that Ronald McDonald Houses around the world are consistent with their food safety provisions, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Global Office has updated its food safety standards. Due to these changes Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis will be instituting the following guidelines:

  • We will no longer be accepting donations of foods prepared or cooked off-site by a volunteer or other groups or individuals (this includes baked goods, casseroles, etc.)
  • Food prepared at a licensed retail food establishment can only be accepted for donation if it has been protected from contamination and has been delivered directly from the licensed establishment within a short period of time.
  • Only packed foods purchased from retail grocery stores in unopened containers or whole fruits or vegetables can be accepted for donation.

How to Sign Up

*If you have trouble viewing the registration calendar on a mobile device, please sign up from a PC web browser. Please do not use Internet Explorer, as it is not compatible with our Dinner Program calendars.

If you are interested in participating but have not volunteered for the Dinner Program before, please start by finding an available date on the calendars below. You’ll then need to read a document with more information about the program, after which you can submit a Dinner Program date request form to check availability. To view the document, click here. Please allow a two-week turnaround time to hear back about your requested date. To begin the sign-up process, click here.

We have three Houses: WP (West Pine), PA (Park Avenue), and WC (West County). D=dinner, B = breakfast (served ONLY on weekends). You are looking for blank spaces to indicate which days are still available. (Please note that the Dinner Program calendar is updated weekly. Thank you for your patience!)

West Pine House Dinner Calendar 

Park Avenue Dinner Calendar 

West County House Dinner Calendar 

If your group has volunteered for the Dinner Program in the past, please e-mail for confirmation.

For more information, please call 314-531-6601, ext. 1202, or e-mail

Need help planning your menu? Please click here to see a list of meals that have recently been prepared at each House.

Can’t cook dinner for our families but still want to help? Please consider making an online gift to Sponsor A Family’s stay at the Ronald McDonald House.