Embracing the “Heart of Our House”!

The kitchen of the Ronald McDonald House is the most used space in our 19,000 square foot home. It is around the kitchen table that families share their story, embrace one another, and become each other’s family. It is for that reason that three of our core volunteering programs are centered around this space.

Please Note: Meal Makers & Cookie Bakers at The House are Temporarily paused due to COVID-19, please consider donating the cost of a meal or donating items off our wish list.


Meal Makers – When this reopens, you can cook for our guest families. Volunteers may provide meals once or on a regularly scheduled basis, preparing meals in our fully equipped kitchen. They cook dinner any day of the week or brunch on weekends. Read our Meals FAQ (PDF) to find out more about this program. Visit our meals calendar to find out what days are available.

Cookie Bakers – bake for our families. Volunteers may provide treats once or on a monthly basis, preparing all treats in our fully equipped kitchen. Treats may be made any morning/early afternoon of the week. Read our Cookie FAQ (PDF) to find out more about this program. Visit our cookie calendar to find out what days are available.

Dairy Pals – donate perishable food items for our families. Items include milk, bread, butter, eggs, yogurt, and cheese. Diary Pals bring these items on a monthly basis.

All participants of this program must schedule a date with the Ronald McDonald House prior to arriving at the Ronald McDonald House.

For any questions, please contact our Volunteer Services Manager, at khapner@rmhwesternmichigan.org 

For an accessible version of the meals and/or cookie FAQ documents, please email info@rmhwesternmichigan.org.