Make Dinner at Ronald McDonald House - 6 Volunteers

We will provide, cook, and serve a meal to low-income families of children with life-threatening illnesses living in Ronald McDonald House. (SF: Western Addition)


Jeera Aloo (Indian Cumin Potatoes)
Chicken Curry
Basmati Rice

Something Sweet (subject to Dianne's RSVP)


Please note that there is now a $2 charge to sign up for this event. This is NON-REFUNDABLE, whether you attend or not. We hope this will both assure that only those who are serious about attending will sign up – this will allow more people to have access to this very popular event. It will also help to raise funds to pay for the dinners so we can keep the event going, as voluntary donations are currently not covering the costs. You may still change your rsvp if something comes up between when you sign up and the date of the event, but you will not receive a refund on your $2 donation. Thank you!

These dinners are paid for by us (the volunteers); RMH does not cover the costs. If you'd like to contribute financially, please PayPal a donation to [masked].



6:00-7:00pm: Volunteers prepare a meal for 20-25 people.

7:00pm:  Serve dinner and eat with some of the staff and residents of the Ronald McDonald House. Sometimes only a few residents can join us for dinner. We always make plenty for leftovers so families can eat whenever they return from the hospital.

7:40-8:00 pm: Clean up, pack up left-overs.

If we all agree we can go out for a drinks afterwards.Feel free to make suggestions.


What is the Ronald McDonald House?

San Francisco is home to several well-known childrens' hospitals-- UCSF, Kaiser, and CPMC-- that attract patients from as far as Oregon and Las Vegas. Because hotels are so expensive, the families of the patients (usually pre-term babies) often sleep in their cars or hospital chairs. Ronald McDonald House SF provides an alternative-- a temporary home with ten rooms in the Western Addition-- where families can stay and socialize with others families in similar situations and volunteers.


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  • Baljinder

    Thank you Andrew, Brianna, Ham, Eric and Cristina for coming last night and your contribution towards Ronald Mcdonald Funds for food. I (Sf giving Tree) really appreciate the donations. Linda had send me this e-mail Which I will like to share with all of you:- "Hi,

    Our families appreciate home cooked meals. What a great group.

    Thank you for taking the time to visit our house."

    Will see you guys soon again.

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • minette n.

    Will there be families in residence over Christmas? My family and I
    would love to prepare a traditional Christmas dinner for them if there's
    a need.

    December 10, 2013

    • Baljinder

      Yes Minette, there will be families there at RMH. Why don't you send me an e-mail so we can talk about setting you and your family up for Christmas dinner. [masked]

      December 16, 2013

  • Melody S.

    I am so sorry, I actually have to tutor one of my students before her final exam so I had to change my yes to a no. I am so sad, this was going to be my first Giving Tree event. Have a great time and Thank you for all you do for the city.

    December 16, 2013

    • Baljinder

      Hey Melody, You are actually doing a great thing for your student. Keep up the good work. I will see you next time.

      December 16, 2013

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