MEALS THAT HEAL
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.
MEALS THAT HEAL UPDATE
Families count on our community to provide them with much-needed meals at the end of their long days, and that need has not diminished during this COVID-19 pandemic. However, to lessen the risk of potential infection for our families, we will only accept “curbside delivery” meal donations. We are thoroughly grateful for the continued support of our Meals That Heal program, so any groups that have signed up or would be interested in signing up to donate meals will be asked to have a prepared catered meal brought to the front door, or the ingredients to prepare a full meal can be brought to the front door for on-site staff to prepare inside.
With our new Meals That Heal Curbside program, you can provide a warm meal for all the families in our House without ever leaving your own, all while supporting local businesses during this challenging time. Simply contact any of the restaurant partners below, and they will generously deliver the order to the House on your behalf, on the date you coordinate with Laurie Cope (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Magnolia Hotel – 402-341-2500
Green Belly – 402-334-1300
The Blackstone Meatball – 402-715-5009
Domino’s Pizza – St. Mary’s: 402-345-3030
To account for the days when a meal is not prepared, we are looking for donations to fill those gaps. Things like frozen casseroles, boxed meals, and the like, would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Laurie Cope at email@example.com if you are willing to support our families in this way.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org at 402-346-9377 ext 122.
Please reference the calendar below for available dates.