New Ronald McDonald House program empowers volunteers to cook for families

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Ronald McDonald House Charities in Kentuckiana is offering a new way for volunteers to help families in need.

The new Meals From The Heart program is a new “chef-led” experience that allows volunteers to work with a chef to cook a meal for families at Ronald McDonald Houses, according to a statement.

Volunteers will work with Kentucky native chef James Garst to plan and cook a meal from scratch. Garst was previously a Culinary Liaison for the LEE Initiative and has 14 years of experience in the kitchen.

“I am thrilled to serve and help others to serve our foster families,” Garst said in a statement. “I’m excited to help increase families’ access to nutritious food. I want to serve families and bring my own hospitality to the meal program and encourage it to grow.

The experience will allow groups of eight to feed families without the stress of coordinating a menu and shopping for groceries, according to the release. Volunteers will need to donate $300 to participate.

For more information on Meals From The Heart and available dates and times, visit the Ronald McDonald House of Kentuckiana website.

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