Thank you for providing a meal for guest families at the Ronald McDonald House!

We have compiled several ideas for your group to help narrow down a menu but please don’t limit yourself to our suggestions!

Remember: All entrees should be served with one or two sides and/or green salad (mix-ins kept separate), a starch (pasta, bread, rice, or potatoes) and a dessert. Please check with the Meal Program Coordinator to see what pantry staples and drinks are available at the time of your meal.


Zelma Mae Cable, Volunteer Coordinator

Provide a Meal Ideas ($150 or less)

Chicken Fingers Dinner Shopping List

Chicken Stir Fry Shopping List  & Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Hot Dog Dinner Shopping List

Lasagna Dinner Shopping List

Nachos or Taco Bar Shopping List

Pizza Night Shopping List

Provide a Meal Ideas ($250 or less)

Breakfast Casserole Shopping List & Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Burgers and Hot Dogs Dinner Shopping List

Oven Fajitas Dinner Shopping List & Oven Fajitas Dinner Recipe

Rotisserie Chicken Dinner Shopping List

Sandwich Bar Shopping List

Catering Partners

These catering partners are a great resource to meal groups who would like to cater a meal when they volunteer at the House, or are not able to physically serve but still wish to provide a meal.

Catering Partners (opens in an accessible PDF)

Other ideas:

  • Check out our RMHCA Cookbook and Pinterest board for other easy ideas!
  • Chicken casserole
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  •  Lasagna – you could make it your own by changing it to Tex-Mex or chicken lasagna
  •  Meatloaf
  •  Spaghetti, baked spaghetti, or chicken spaghetti
  •  BBQ pork or chicken – don’t forget the buns, baked beans and slaw!
  •  Hot dogs &/or Hamburgers (we have a charcoal grill)
  •  Baked Potato Bar with toppings
  •  Shepherd’s Pie
  •  Chili or soup
  •  Sub sandwiches
  •  Baked/Rotisserie chicken (can be purchased at Sam’s club already cooked at a very reasonable price)
  •  Breakfast for dinner
  •  Pizza (delivery, homemade, or store-bought)
  •  Chicken fingers
  •  Salad Bar – lettuce, tomato, onion, bell pepper, baked chicken, bacon bits, croutons, salad dressings