I did this awhile ago with a small group of friends, but I know that providing a meal to these families is a great relief. Many don't eat much or eat at the hospital for many of their meals. My group provided breakfast many moons ago which requires being there around 5:00 or 5:30 AM, but there are opportunities to provide lunch or dinner as well.
Here is their description:
"We need volunteers to support our families by providng, preparing, and serving meals at our Houses. We have full kitchens that have almost everything you need including ovens, microwaves, sinks, pots, pans, silverware, plates, etc.
We need your group to plan a menu, prepare it in our kitchens, serve our families, and clean up before you leave! We have breakfast, lunch and dinner times available to serve, and your group can come once, or we can create a schedule that allows you to come once a quarter, once per month, or once per year!"
Anyone interested? You only need a group of about 5-7.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers