Adopt a Meal

Program: Adopt-A-Meal

Facility: Ronald McDonald House

Address: 1145 NW 14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33136

Frequency: 1st, 3rd & 4th Mondays of the month

Volunteer Capacity: 8

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Adopt a Meal

The Ronald McDonald House of South Florida (RMH) houses the families of children who undergo treatment at the Holtz Children’s Hospital just across the street. Many of the families residing at the RMH cannot afford short or long-term housing during their child’s treatment, and need to stay nearby until treatments are complete, which could last months. The Little Lighthouse Foundation (The Little Lighthouse Foundation) provides dinners to these families multiple times a month, whether preparing and cooking a meal, or helping to plate and serve a sponsored meal from a local restaurant. Preparations are made to serve up to 30 guests.

Visit our online volunteering calendar to register for Adopt-A-Meal.

Volunteers arrive to the RMH and travel upstairs to the kitchen where meals are prepped and distributed. If you enjoy time spent entertaining in the kitchen, Adopt-A-Meal is for you! Once an announcement alerts the families that “dinner is served”, volunteers spend time distributing meals, entertaining attendees, and participating in activities with children. On occasion, The Little Lighthouse Foundation will bring in an entertainer for after the meal. Adopt-A-Meal sessions occur from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Additionally, The Little Lighthouse Foundation selects one family each month to attend a dinner out, provided by our generous friends at Tongue & Cheek restaurant in Miami Beach. The family is hand selected by our Adopt-A-Meal Chapter Leader, and receives transportation to and from the restaurant in addition to a full dinner taken care of by Tongue & Cheek. Tongue & Cheek is located at 431 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, FL.

If you know of a restaurant interested in sponsoring a family style meal for 30 for our Adopt-a-Meal program, please email [email protected] for more information and to reserve your spot. Sponsoring restaurants are feature in our monthly newsletter.

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