Preparing a Meal in Another Commercial Kitchen
All meals brought to the Ronald McDonald House must be purchased from or prepared in a commercial kitchen. A commercial kitchen is defined as a space certified for the preparation of food that can be used for sale to the public. Examples of places that have a commercial kitchens include restaurants, grocery stores and school cafeterias. Any food prepared in an off-site commercial kitchen must be transported in accordance with safe food standards (hot food must stay hot, cold food must stay cold). If you are interested in preparing a meal for the House in an off-site commercial kitchen, please contact the Director of Outreach by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org OR calling 434-295-1885 x4.
Important Reminders for Meal Preparation in an off-site commercial kitchen:
- We generally request enough food to feed 25-30 people.
- Please review the food safety guidelines outlined on page 5 of the Meals from the Heart Handbook 2018. Any food that is prepared in violation of the food safety guidelines cannot be served. These food safety guidelines are in place to maintain the health and safety of our guests.
- Any food that does not get consumed on the evening of the meal donation will be saved and stored as leftovers for the families.
- Dinner donations are our primary concern but breakfast, brunch, or lunch donations are also welcome!