Family Meals

We are actively seeking Family Meal Partners for 2017. 
Please contact
Tamara Perry at 251-694-6873 to learn more.


During their time of medical uncertainty, it is so refreshing for families to be able to look forward to a home cooked meal back at Ronald McDonald House at the end of a long day at the hospital. This is where we can use your help. Providing a meal for the families that stay at the Ronald McDonald House takes away the worry and hassle of food preparation so that the families can give all their energy and attention to their hospitalized child.  

We ask that you consider your business or group join us in our effort by helping provide meals for our families. This is a volunteer activity that is great for groups such as businesses, service organizations, corporate teams, high school clubs, college organizations, etc. You can view photos of groups and the meals they have prepared on our Facebook page. 

A hot meal prepared at the House is greatly appreciated by our guests. Nothing makes the House more like home than the aroma of food cooking on the stove or a batch of chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven. We can accommodate up to 12 people cooking in the kitchen for this volunteer opportunity.  Below you will find an outline of our Family Meal Program.  Please know that we are very flexible and are open for suggestions to meet your schedule and budget.             

• Ronald McDonald House has the cooking facilities (stoves, ovens, microwaves & BBQ grills), pots, pans, utensils and serving pieces available for your use.

• Food must be prepared in our beautiful kitchen, or brought in from a caterer, restaurant or other commercial kitchen.

• Decorations such as balloons, centerpieces, festive tablecloths, etc. are always a big hit. You may bring paper plates, cups or plastic utensils as an option for easier cleanup.

• Please plan to bring enough food for 45 - 55 people. 

• Beverages such as tea, lemonade, punch or soda are welcome. (No alcoholic beverages). 

• We invite you to prepare a hearty meal from your favorite recipe, but please keep in mind we have many new mothers staying with us who need to avoid spicy foods. 

• With menu selection, we encourage your creativity, as we tend to have an abundance of spaghetti, lasagna, and tacos. Think about what meals you cook best, those special dishes, for which you receive compliments.

• Please notify the House of your main course selection when scheduling so we can post the menu and avoid duplicate meals that week. 

• Meals may be scheduled 7 days a week. Supper is most often provided and served at 6:30 p.m., but lunch, brunch and breakfast can also be scheduled any day of the week.

• Please note that children must be supervised at all times.

• All meals must be scheduled in advance. Calendar below lists available opportunities and date(s). 

Please call Tamara Perry at the Ronald McDonald House to schedule your time to prepare a meal by calling 251-694-6873 or complete the sign-up form below to be contacted with more information. Thank you for volunteering with us and our Family Meal Program!

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Calendar date(s) that are blank are open. We would be most grateful if you could volunteer your time and talents in preparing a Family Meal for our guest families for those days!


We are looking for new groups, business, churches and friends to join our Family Meal Volunteer Program for 2016! Please share with friends who may be interested in this unique volunteer opportunity.

From cooking and providing a home-cooked meal for families that stay at Ronald McDonald House, our #FamilyMeal...

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Featured Family

The Smith Family: 
"The volunteers & staff that greet you each time you enter the front door, always ready to celebrate the smallest milestone, or offer encouragement with news of a setback, the family meals cooked with so much love so you have one less thing to worry about. Every detail is taken care of..." Read more.

Featured Event

June 15: It's the annual lunch sale sponsored by the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA) of Mobile! Pre-order your plate of delicious Moe's Original Bar-B-Que available for delivery or pick up from Ronald McDonald House. Proceeds from the lunch sale fundraiser benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile. Purchase your tickets today!

House News

Groups Needed!
2017 Family Meals: Volunteer to prepare and serve a meal for families that stay at our Ronald McDonald House! Groups welcome! Help us take the worry and hassle of food preparation away so that our families can focus on their hospitalized child. Learn more.

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