Cook a Meal: Spoonful of Hope

Get ready for a Spoonful of Hope! Our new meal program launched this spring and offers delicious and diverse meals for families, all while keeping our amazing volunteers involved. Click here to read the full announcement and learn more about Spoonful of Hope!

Did you know that you can Support Spoonful of Hope through a monetary donation? Your contributions, no matter the size, can make a real difference.  Learn more and make a gift today.

Here’s the scoop

Join us for a rewarding volunteer opportunity to prepare and serve a delicious meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Our new chef, John, will guide you every step of the way.

Here’s how it works:

  • Chef John Takes the Lead: He’ll handle meal planning, ordering ingredients, prepping everything in advance, and even training you on cooking techniques.
  • Your Group Cooks & Serves: Following Chef John’s plan, you’ll work together to prepare and serve a home-cooked meal.
  • Group Size: We can accommodate up to 6 volunteers per group.
  • Scheduling: Choose a date that works best for you! Volunteer opportunities are available Sundays-Thursdays . You can expect to be here from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM.
  • Age Requirements: Anyone 12 years or older can participate. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21+.
  • Visiting the House: All group members must follow our SafeVisitor procedures outlined on our group volunteers page.
  • Donation: To cover food costs, we kindly ask for a suggested donation of $300 per group.

This is a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Bond with friends and family while giving back to the community.
  • Learn new culinary skills from a professional chef.
  • Bring a smile to the faces of families facing a difficult time.

Ready to join us? Get started by signing up below.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! 

Becoming a Spoonful of Hope program sponsor offers opportunities for recognition as well as volunteer dates for your group to participate in cooking a meal for families. Learn more here.

Sign Up for Spoonful of Hope
When are you looking to volunteer? (For example "anytime the week of April 1" or "A Thursday in July.")

How Sign-Up Works

Ready to Cook Up Some Fun? Here’s How to Sign Up!

  1. Fill Out the Sign-Up Form: Let us know you’re interested! Complete the details on the form on this page
  2. Choose Your Dates: We offer volunteer opportunities Sundays-Thursdays from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Pick 3-5 dates that work best for your group, but keep in mind some days may already be booked. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know of any conflicts.
  3. Confirmation Email: We’ll review your sign-up within 2 business days and send you a confirmation email. This email will lock in your official volunteer date and provide additional details about what to expect during your visit.
  4. Donation Link: The confirmation email will also include a link and instructions for your group to complete your $300 Spoonful of Hope donation.

That’s it! We’ll be thrilled to welcome you and your group to the Ronald McDonald House kitchen for a meaningful and fun cooking experience.