Important Volunteer Update – April 2, 2020
We are so grateful for the meal volunteers who have continued to serve our families and medical staff during this period. Since we now have food restrictions to our in-house families to limit community interaction, we are providing individual frozen meals for them. We know that there are still families in the hospitals with sick children and they, along with the medical staff working relentlessly, have limited access to the cafeterias. To meet these food needs, we are now asking meal volunteers to donate a meal through restaurants and have them delivered to Lutheran or Dupont Hospitals. I will confirm with the volunteer which hospital they’d like to support and then I will communicate with the Unit-specific medical staff to receive the delivery.
If you are currently scheduled to be a volunteer in the month of April, I will be reaching out to you to confirm if you would still like to commit to a meal donation. If you choose to pass, we completely understand as this is a very difficult time for us all.
If you would like to sign up to donate a meal to the hospital, please fill out the form below for either hospital. I will then connect with you to confirm the details. The amount of food delivered is completely up to you – we are thankful for your support! Here are a few resources to help you choose local meals:
Website with list of local restaurants offering carry-out meals and services that will deliver for you.
This is a Facebook group for information on local restaurants and their current menus and hours.
Family favorites include: Mexican (tacos!), sub sandwiches, BBQ, Italian pasta, and pizza!
These are incredibly challenging circumstances with no easy answers, and it is our hope that we will be able to return to normal as soon as possible! In the meantime, we remain committed to serving our families even when they are not at the House. We are so grateful for your continued support to our mission and families.
Sara Binkley, Volunteer Coordinator
Join our hometown chef program!
Help make a difference in the lives of families that are facing a medical crisis by providing a home-cooked meal. Please click the “Sign Up Now” button to sign up for any of the available dates you see in the calendar below. Only your first name and initial of last name will be visible on the calendar.
We thank you for your generous support! If you need to make any changes to the date/s you selected, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 260-459-8550. You are also welcome to contact the House directly to schedule a meal.
Lutheran Meal Preparation / Drop off times – Please arrive between the hours below to begin preparing the meal or to drop it off. You are more than welcome to stay after staff hours to enjoy the meal with the families and clean up:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm / Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:30pm
Dupont Meal Preparation / Drop off times – Please arrive between the hours below to begin preparing the meal or to drop it off. You are more than welcome to stay after staff hours to enjoy the meal with the families and clean up:
Mon-Fri: 4:00pm-7:00pm / Sat-Sun: 12:00pm-4:30pm
Call to make arrangements if you can not make it during these times.
For safety purposes, we require that all meals be either:
- prepared in our kitchen
- catered by a restaurant
- prepared in a commercial kitchen
- pre-made food from a grocery store (ex: Costco, Gordons)
(Please scroll down to meal calendar to view open dates before signing up.)