volunteer kitchen

We have two volunteer kitchens where a group can come in and bake a sweet treat, make
some to-go meals, make a savory snack, or help with our casserole club.

This is great opportunity for a group of students coming in and wanting Silver Cord Hours or a group of coworkers who have VTO from their company.

Baking Program: After a long day at the hospital, having our families come “home” to a sweet treat or a yummy snack is a great way to the day.

To-Go Meals: A great way we serve our families is by preparing a sack lunch for them every day. Families will often take to-go meals as well as volunteers will pick up lunches and provide to families staying at the hospital. To-Go lunches are a great way to ensure caregivers who are
tending to their ill or injured children and still provide a meal during their hospital stay without
worrying about the cost of the meal.

Casserole Club: We attempt to schedule a meal provider to prepare a meal for our families who stay at RMH. However, there are times we are unable to secure a meal provider or there is circumstance were the provider needs to cancel. Therefore, we have the Casserole Club as a contingency plan in place to ensure our families still have a home-cooked meal.

Blank House Kitchen Hours: Daily 9:00am-3:00pm

MercyOne House Kitchen Hours: Daily 9:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm

Please note a few things when using our kitchens:

  • All ingredients will need to be supplied by you. Due to global health regulations, everything
    must be prepared in our kitchen. However, we have plenty of tools and equipment.
  • Anything store bought must be in its original packaging.
  • All members must be 10 years of age or older, anyone 18 or older must scan their
    driver’s license through our LobbyGuard.
  • We want you to have fun, be creative and enjoy yourself. There is no need to worry
    about food allergies or dietary restrictions and there are no requirements for how much
    to make.