Families with seriously ill children enjoyed a dinner together at Ronald McDonald House in Chicago with a little help from the Centrifuge team on Nov. 16. Led by Chef Ken Mallwitz, we prepared and served a meal that dozens of families enjoyed without the stress of cooking or expense of dining out.
With the chef's guidance, our team members prepped for a meal of blackened catfish, collard greens, dirty rice, and fresh salad. We then cooked the catfish, greens, and rice; served it to families in the dining room; and cleaned up after ourselves. We also were given a tour of the house and its amenities available for up to 80 families. Our four-hour shift was part of the Ronald McDonald House's Culinary Hearts program, which always needs volunteers.
The Ronald McDonald House near Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides housing, support, compassion, and a sense of community so families with children undergoing medical treatment can still spend quality time together. It serves as a home away from home for these families during challenging times.
This heart-lifting night was one way we are working together as a team to give back, give hope, and give ourselves to the people and communities who most need it.
Thank you to Chef Ken and the Ronald McDonald House for all the work you do and for helping Fuge Gives Huge!