Last night, some coworkers and I volunteered to make and serve dinner at the Charleston (SC) Ronald McDonald House. It was an amazing experience. We have done other volunteer projects but this one seemed to be more touching. They have 27 rooms at this location, and all are always full, with an estimate of around 40 people at any given time. We had to plan the menu, bring in the food to prepare, and prepare it there at the Ronald McDonald House.
Dinner is served starting at 6pm, but the families can cycle in at any time from the MUSC Children’s Hospital, so we made it in store-able containers. We arrived about 3:30 to begin preparing the meals. We prepared Boston Butts, Barbeque Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Corn on the Cob, Rolls, & Brownies.
After we finished preparing the food, we were given a tour of the facility. It is an amazing place for families going through such a hard time in their lives. They accept food donations, book donations for the library, and groups to prepare and serve food. If you have anything to donate, or to donate your time, please contact them. It is a worthy cause. Finally, they let us wear the Ronald McDonald Red Shoes for some photo opportunities. Here are a few pictures.