Volunteer to Provide Meals That Matter

Join us in providing nourishment and support to families. Your meal brings comfort during challenging times. Contact us to sign up and make a difference today! 

What is it?

At RMHC, Meals That Matter is the top-rated service we offer families. As a Meals That Matter volunteer, you provide so much more than just food: you provide families with time to decompress with others after a tough day at the hospital, with the comfort and warmth of a home-cooked meal. You provide them with extra support during some of their most challenging times.

Who volunteers?

Everyone can volunteer! Families, groups of friends, university and high school student groups, businesses, churches, and civic organizations alike volunteer to provide a meal for our families.

How does it work?

With our Meals That Matter program, volunteers have a couple of options to get involved:

  1. Cook in Our Kitchen: Meals That Matter volunteers work as a group (group size subject to change) to plan menus, purchase ingredients, and prepare meals in our House’s fully-equipped kitchen. ALL food must be prepared in our kitchen or brought directly from a commercial kitchen, except for prepared food from a grocery store. We are not able to serve par-baked or pre-prepared food. 
  2. Meal Delivery: With our Meals That Matter Curbside program, you can provide an evening meal for all the families at our House without ever leaving your own, all while supporting local businesses. You may contact any restaurant/catering service of your choice, place an order, and have it delivered to the House on the date you have coordinated.
  3. Prepare a Freezer Meal: Not available to prepare dinner? No worries! Prepare a Freezer Meal at our House at your convenience, so that we have meals available to heat and serve on days that we don’t have a dinner group.

Pro Tip: Creativity is welcome when planning your menu! If you’re unsure of what to cook, you can always check to see if your date is a National Food Holiday and plan around that! Looking for meal ideas? Check out this Pinterest board!

Sign me up!

Our goal is to have meals provided 365 days of the year for the families that call our House their home away from homeIf you would like to sign up or have further questions, please contact Miranda Malin at mmalin@rmhjoplin.org or 417-624-2273.