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Give back to our families by serving a meal or hosting a family activity.


Family Meal Program: After a long day at the hospital, there is nothing better sitting down to a warm meal with your family is a moment of peace and comfort for families at Ronald McDonald House Houston. Our goal is to offer at least one meal, at each location, every day of the year. Depending on the location, you may have the option to prepare the food yourself at our on-site kitchen, or we may require that a meal be catered. When planning menus, please be sensitive to the unique population we serve by always including a vegetarian/non-meat option and if bringing a raw vegetable dish, such as a salad, also provide cooked vegetables. When serving a pork entrée, please provide an alternate protein. Unfortunately, due to the health of our children and in following hospital recommendations, no one under the age of 16 years old, may serve a meal or host an activity.

Family Activities: Bring a little fun, creativity and plenty of smiles as you host your own activity! Activities and events provide a welcome distraction for our kids and families. Quality entertainment helps alleviate stress, gives the opportunity of quality time spent together that is not focused on health issues, and stimulates positive, hopeful feelings. Activities include arts & crafts, game night, field trips, movie night, spa day, bringing in a sports team mascot or players, karaoke night, ice cream social, and much more! Get creative or consult with our Family Activities Coordinator for more ideas.

Questions? Contact our Family Activities Coordinator, Colleen Dillahunty, at or call 713-795-3575.


[one_half]Our 20-bedroom Ronald McDonald House and 4 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms inside Texas Children’s Hospital serves families with children being treated in the neonatal, pediatric or cardiovascular Intensive Care Units. The Family Rooms are located in areas of greatest need for the families.

  • Maximum group size: 5
  • Plan menu to feed: xx people

[/one_half][one_half last=last]Our Ronald McDonald House inside Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has 14-bedrooms and serves families of children being treated in the neonatal and pediatric Intensive Care Units. Since our House is in the middle of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, we adhere to all of the hospital’s guidelines and expect that our volunteers do the same. In addition to meals and activities, we also offer afternoon cookie breaks.

  • Maximum group size: 5
  • Plan menu to feed: 60 people


[one_half]Our Ronald McDonald Family Room inside MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Center offers families a comfortable resting space and two bedrooms inside the hospital.

  • Maximum group size: 5
  • Plan to feed: XX people
  • Catered meals that have been commercially prepared only
  • All volunteers must be at least 18 years old

[/one_half][one_half last=last]Our 50-bedroom Holcombe House is our flagship facility.

  • Maximum group size: 15
  • Plan to feed: 150 people