“Lunch is on us” - Hospital Lunch Program
During regular hospital visits, volunteers noticed that several parents staying at their children’s bed side weren’t eating. So RMHC began delivering sack lunches to these families on a weekly basis. Since the program began in 2004, volunteers have prepared and delivered over 130,000 lunches to families and have brought stuffed animals, toys and games for the children staying at University Medical Center (UMC) and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. More than 33,600 lunches will be delivered in 2011 – that’s 600 lunches each week!
RMHC volunteers also noted that many injured or sick children and their families were waiting for several hours to be treated at local emergency rooms. In an effort to relieve some of the anxiety experienced by these families, RMHC prepares activity bags for children at UMC and Sunrise Children’s Hospital emergency rooms. The bags include games, toys and activities to help make a trip to the emergency room a little more bearable for children and their families.
Volunteeryour time and prepare and deliver lunches for families who are staying by their child’s side at local hospitals.
Donate items from our Lunch Wish List: These items should be individually wrapped, snack sized, and ready to put in a boxed lunch to be delivered to families in the hospital.
Make a donation to support the lunch program.