Meals from the Heart

Volunteers for Ronald McDonald House Meals from the Heart program prepare hot breakfast, brunch, or dinner, so families have the nourishment and strength they need to tackle another day. At this time we are allowing small groups (less than 10) to join us at Ronald McDonald House!

Here’s how to get started…

Gather a group of friends, family, colleagues, etc.

Depending on the size of your group, choose your location.
– 24th Street Ronald McDonald House is our 8 bedroom house and meals average 24 guests.
– Lake Ave Ronald McDonald House near Sanford Hospital is our 21 bedroom house with an average of 63 guests.

You may register to serve a meal through the “meal train” application below.  Here you can see open dates and register to serve. 

If you would rather not go through the “meal train” application please call Mary Andersen at 605-336-6398 Ext. 3, or email mandersen@rmhcsodak.org to schedule your mealtime.

Decide on a menu and purchase ingredients or contact us and we may have the ingredients that you need.

Roll up your sleeves and prepare and serve a meal to appreciative families!


Make a cash or gift card donations

Please consider making a cash donation, or donation of a restaurant gift card to support ongoing guest family meals and needs. To make a financial contribution to support our Meals from the Heart Program.


Have a meal delivered to the house.

Maybe you are not able to pull a group together but would like to provide a meal to guest families by having food delivered from a local restaurant. 

To schedule a delivery or discuss restaurant opportunities for one of our two Ronald McDonald Houses, please call Mary at (605) 336-6398.


24th Street Ronald McDonald House near Avera

To Schedule a Meals from the Heart date for the 24th Street Ronald McDonald House near Avera McKennan:


Lake Ave. Ronald McDonald House near Sanford Hospital

To schedule a Meals from the Heart date for the Lake Ave Ronald McDonald House near the Sanford Hospital: