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Meals Matter

Give the gift of meals

Meals really do matter to our families.  Families tell us that dinner gives them a break from the hospital and time to connect with others, as well as a feeling of comfort and being cared for and supported. See how you can make a difference and help provide our families with meals in a variety of ways!

Options for supporting our families by providing meals:

Cooking Up Comfort

You’re invited to create a wonderful home-cooked meal for our families, in the fully-equipped Main House kitchen, under the guidance of our certified food handlers.  Choose a date, make a tax deductible donation of $250, and the RMHCAA staff will create the menu and purchase the ingredients.  Your donation supports the cost of the meal ensuring we offer families a variety of delicious, nutritious meals. Recipes are appropriate for all skill levels.  On your scheduled day, volunteers need to arrive at 4 p.m. and stay until approximately 6:30 p.m.  To help provide a safe and healthy environment, groups are limited to a maximum of 6 people.  KN95 masks will be supplied and must be worn.

Baking Buddies

Our Baking Buddies program is a great way to provide comfort and a little treat for our families. Plus, who doesn’t love to come home to a house smelling of freshly baked cookies!

Volunteers can sign up for a weekday or weekend, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and bake for our families at the Main House. Your group decides what you want to bake and supplies all the ingredients needed, as well as packaging to individually wrap the treats for serving. (Baked goods can be made from scratch or with a mix.)  The House’s kitchen has mixing bowls, measuring cups/spoons, cookie sheets and pans.

Baking groups are limited to six volunteers. Masks are required and can be provided by the House

Restaurant Delivery

You can provide a meal from your favorite restaurant or caterer and have it delivered to the House. Families enjoy this special treat during such a difficult time in their lives.  For safety reasons, dinners must be individually packaged.  RMHCAA will work with you on the details including selecting a date, providing the number of families/individuals, and delivery instructions. To provide a restaurant or catered dinner, email us at dinner@rmhcannarbor.org.  

Donate to Support Meals Matter

We have partnered with U-M’s Aramark food service to provide meals to our families when we do not have a volunteer dinner group scheduled. Donations to our Meals Matter program help us purchase these meals at a reduced cost.  Your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.