Styrofoam plates, cold drink cups, hot drink cups, plastic cutlery, drinks of any kind, and desserts of any kind are things we always need. We appreciate you bringing some or all of these supplies/food items when you come to prepare your meal for our families.
Although most groups prefer to prepare dinners on weeknights, meals for our families can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We are currently open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Weekday dinners are normally served at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m., and weekend dinners are usually at 4 p.m. We can be flexible with dates and times to accommodate your group's schedule.
Visitors must have a key to gain access to the kitchens and lounges. We ask that the first person to arrive from your group stop by the administrative office to get a key to use while you are here preparing a meal. Please remember to return it when you leave.
There is a public restroom outside the lounge for use by members of your group while you are here, and restrooms are located on the first floor across from the elevators.
Please keep in mind that we have an average-sized kitchen in the event you have a large group planning to come. Try to limit your prep team and your cooks to 5 or 6 people. The other volunteers can be assigned to other duties such as entertainment, servers or the clean-up crew. You may want to stagger the times people are to arrive. We do have a piano in the lounge if any of your group plays, or feel free to bring other instruments and entertain our guests while they eat.
While you are here, feel free to join our guests in the lounges to share in food and / or conversation. Our guests enjoy the company and appreciate what your group or organization has done for them.