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


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.

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.


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].



From South (101):

Take the Duboce Ave/Mission St. exit towards Golden Gate Bridge.
Turn right on US 101 North.
Turn left on Geary Blvd.
Turn right on Scott St.

From East:

Take the 9th St./Civic Center exit.
Follow 9th St. and get in the lane marked “Hayes”
Bear left on Hayes St. after crossing Market St.
Turn right on Franklin St.
Turn left on Geary Blvd.
Turn right on Scott St.

From North:

After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, follow Lombard Ave.
Turn right on Divisadero St.
Turn left on Sutter St.
Turn right on Scott St.

MUNI Lines: 1, 2, 3, 4, 24

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun and yummy! :)

    November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can help out if you're planning a Xmas meal on any dates, not just the 24 / 25.

    November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am able to help on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Are you planning anything?

    November 20, 2012

    • Baljinder

      Hey Ane, I am not planning anything on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Come join us in the month of January 2013. Hope to see you than.

      November 25, 2012

  • Dianne

    I'm bringing brownie mix to cook brownies there (assuming you don't need the oven, Baljinder!)...

    November 25, 2012

    • Baljinder

      Awesome, see you tomorrow.

      November 25, 2012

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