The kitchen is the heart and soul of any home; a place where families congregate at the end of the day to share laughs, tears, and love over a meal. A place that inspires healing. That is absolutely no exception at RMHC in Omaha.

What is it?

At RMHC, Meals That Heal is the cornerstone of our House program, relying completely on people within the community to keep it up and running. As a Meals That Heal volunteer, you provide so much more than just food: you provide families with time to decompress with others after a tough day at the hospital, with the comfort and warmth of a home-cooked meal and conversation shared with families and members of the Omaha community. You provide them with extra support during some of their most challenging times.

Who volunteers?

Everyone can volunteer! Families, groups of friends, university and high school student groups, businesses, churches, and civic organizations alike volunteer to cook for our families. We only ask that during flu season (November 1 – April 1) no one under the age of 18 volunteers.

How does it work? What do we cook?

Meals That Heal volunteers work as a group (up to 10 people) to plan menus, purchase ingredients and prepare meals in our House’s fully-equipped kitchen. ALL food must be prepared in our kitchen or brought directly from a commercial kitchen. We are not able to serve par-baked or pre-prepared food. For other FAQs please read through our Meals That Heal handbook, within which you’ll find all other guidelines for cooking a meal.

We have a lot of pasta and tacos served, so creativity is welcome when planning your menu! If you’re unsure of what to cook, you can always check to see if your date is a National Food Holiday and plan around that! A lot of our kiddos are sugar restricted, meaning they have a certain number of grams of sugar they can ingest each day. Because of that, having sugar free options is helpful. Looking for meal ideas? Check out this awesome Pinterest board created by RMHC Mid-Missouri.

Sign me up!

This year, our goal is to have 365 meals provided to the families that call RMHC in Omaha a home away from home, with options to provide lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. If you would like to sign up, simply pick an open date (or multiple) on the calendar below and contact Laurie Cope to secure your date.

If you have further questions or would like to sign up, please contact Laurie Cope at lcope@rmhcomaha.org at 402-346-9377 ext 122.

Please reference the calendar below for available dates.

Freezer Meals Program

Not available to prepare dinner? No worries! We now have the Freezer Meals Program. To learn more, please click here or contact Laurie at lcope@rmhcomaha.org at 402-346-9377 ext 122.

To find out what meals are being served in the upcoming days, just click on the group name in the calendar below to see what they’ve got cooking!