BE. Orlando was joined by volunteers from the All For Good Network today for a special MLK service project. Volunteers invested their morning to sponsor, prepare, and serve a healthy lunch buffet at the new Ronald McDonald House located at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona.
This was a super-creative team! They were challenged with taking the provided food items (in a heap on the counter) and using their imaginations to turn them into a beautiful food buffet that would make people smile. Residents were greeted by fun food art like veggie happy faces, a cheese snowman, and a tomato heart. And there was so much more: fragrant sauteed mushrooms; whole grains & rice medley; deviled eggs; salad & veggie bar; mac & cheese; sandwich meat, cheese, & toppings bar; pnut butter & jelly mini sandwiches; brie & crackers; and more. Desserts included lady fingers, fresh berries, yogurt & berry phyllo cups, vegan oatmeal cookies, and biscotti.
Ronald McDonald House
For more than 20 years, Ronald McDonald Houses have been making it possible for families to remain closely connected to their children who are in treatment for serious illness. At a time when families need to be together most, they are provided with a supportive home-away-from-home. These houses (that love built) have served more than 23,000 families – at no charge to them. They rely on the community not only for financial contributions, but to provide in-kind donations and volunteer service as well. One of the volunteer opportunities is to participate in “Share a Meal”: providing loving, healthy meals as part of a nurturing, healing environment. It is a great way to say “we care about you.”
We are grateful and honored for the opportunity to come together on this national day of service and stand shoulder-to-shoulder working to prepare a lunch for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House. Thank you, volunteers, for making a difference!
Martin Luther King, Jr. – National Day of Service
Please visit our MLK article for a Humanist perspective on A Day On, Not A Day Off.
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