meals from the heart
Special Note Regarding COVID-19
At Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis, the health and well-being of our guest families, volunteers and staff is our highest priority. To keep RMHC guest families in the healthiest environment possible, we are working closely with our hospital partners, RMHC Global and local State Departments to offer limited volunteer opportunities to continue our services. For more information regarding our current efforts, please visit www.rmhcstl.com/covid19.
We need your help to continue providing this source of comfort to those who call our Houses their home-away-from-home. Being able to offer a meal or a quick snack is one of the most important ways we can provide our guest families with the comfort of home, especially after a long day at the hospital. Here are three ways you can support guest families through the Meals from the Heart program
1. MAKE A CASH DONATION
Please consider making a cash donation to support ongoing guest family meals and needs. To make a financial contribution to support our Meals from the Heart Program, please click here or on the button below and choose “Meals from the Heart Relief” from the drop-down menu.
2. HAVE A MEAL DELIVERED TO THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Meal deliveries are still encouraged for the safety of guest families. You can provide a meal to guest families by having food delivered from a local restaurant. For delivery examples please visit our Meal Delivery Example List here. To schedule a delivery, please call our Family Services Team at the location you are interested in delivering a meal to (phone numbers listed below).
3. DONATE FOOD ITEMS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES
Donate any of the following items to help feed RMHC guest families in the safest way possibly by donating:
- Pantry/nonperishable items (canned fruits, jerky, soup, protein bars, grains, and canned veggies)
- Frozen entrées (family size lasagnas, baked ziti, meatloaf, etc.)
- Prepared deli meals (chicken, salads, sandwiches, etc.)
- Kitchen basics (seasonings, single-serving disposable meal containers, etc.)
- Cleaning supplies (hand soap, paper towels, Cascade dishwasher detergent, etc.)
4. PREPARE A MEAL FOR GUEST FAMILIES
We are now offering limited volunteer opportunities through the Meals from the Heart program. Regular volunteers (individuals who have served meals in the past) are permitted on-site – if they pass a COVID-19 screening process, provide proof of vaccination and agree to the volunteer guidelines. For more information, please call our Family Services team member at the location you are interested in volunteering at:
Park Ave 314.773.1100 ext. 0
West County: 314.485.0300 ext. 0
West Pine: 314.531.6601 ext. 0
To learn more about our limited on-site volunteer opportunity, please visit our frequently asked questions page.