ABR Staff Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

May 16th, 2016

Corp - Ronald McDoanld House

The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Charities in Madison, WI is ‘home away from home’ for families while their child is receiving medical treatment at local hospitals. Staff from ABR Employment Services Corporate Headquarters recently volunteered for the ‘Family Meal Program’. This program allows families to enjoy a meal after spending the day with their child at the hospital.

According to RMH, the most commonly served meals are lasagna, tacos, pasta, chicken noodle soup and macaroni and cheese. Several ‘foodies’ work at the Corporate Office and thus wanted to create more upscale dining fare. 

Corporate staff shopped for ingredients, prepared and served a meal starring Pasta Primavera with chicken, salad, garlic bread and strawberries with pound cake for 25 guests. 

Grill master Kerri Poulson grilled chicken to perfection while Sue Zimbrich and Jeannette Malterer roasted vegetables to a crisp-tender. Rita Engfer, Michelle Nooyen, Amy Harris, Coni Campbell and Natasha Duda orchestrated meal preparation. Sandy Beckwith, Jim McNett, Jennifer Zahari and Michelle Kamin put the finishing touches on the meal. 

Jim McNett, ABR CEO remarked, “So many families have been supported by the generosity and support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Spending day after day at the hospital, carrying around the burden of worry and being away from home for long periods of time is unimaginable. We are thankful for this opportunity to provide a home cooked meal for these guest families.”

The Ronald McDonald House never turns away families unable to pay. The suggested donation is that families pay $10 a night. The actual operating cost to house a family per night is significantly higher. We invite you to consider donating to the Ronald McDonald House to ensure that these families will continue to have a “home away from home.” Thank you.

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