Home for Dinner

The Ronald McDonald House provides the families of sick children in BC and the Yukon with unprecedented comfort and care. Since 1983, the house has welcomed families in their 13-bedroom home in Shaughnessy, but the need for their services was much greater. In June, a new 73-bedroom House opened on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital, providing a remarkable healing oasis for families.

The RMH offers the opportunity for individuals, groups, or organizations to prepare and serve a meal and clean up for the families at RMH, providing a much-needed break for the families. A night off from cooking, doing dishes, and having to worry about preparing a healthy meal is a huge relief for the thousands of families who call RMH "home."

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This month, FreshPoint participated in the Home for Dinner program. We put together a team of volunteers to prepare and serve a meal for the residents of the house

Cooking commenced in the morning. Trimpac Meats generously donated beef chunks for our beef stew. Our honorary chef at FreshPoint Freshcuts led the way with his expertise. We allowed the stew to cook low and slow with hearty vegetables, bubbling away until the meat loosened. Nothing says comfort food like a hearty bowl full of stew. We served the stew with a bun and a side of mashed potatoes alongside two different salads. The pasta arugula salad was a hit with many families

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For dessert, English Bay Batter Inc. generously donated chocolate chip cookies. We also served our very own fruit salad from Freshcuts. 

We had a great night of team bonding during this opportunity to give back to our community. Our team had an unforgettable experience preparing the meal for the families. Thank you to the RMH for giving us this opportunity to come together and meet the families – and thank you to our team for the hard work to make the night a success.