HB Construction Breaks out the Grill For it's Fifth Annual Ronald McDonald House Guest Chef Dinner
As a way to help families with children receiving ongoing medical treatment, HB Construction’s 5th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Volunteer Dinner will provide all of the House’s current residents with a three-course, cook-out style dinner, Friday, April 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
"This year we decided on a cook-out since it’s something which many people associate with family gatherings or parties and we’re hoping it brings a real sense of comfort to these families," said HB Construction Project Coordinator Melora Lucero.
The three-course dinner will consist of salad, hamburgers, grilled chicken or veggie burgers, french fries and dessert. HB Construction will be providing all of the food, food preparation and barbecue grills for the dinner.
"These families go through so much and it’s nice to know we can help them just relax for a bit and enjoy a nice home-cooked meal," said HB Construction Marketing Coordinator Paul Dahlgren.
Although the Ronald McDonald House provides a wide range of services including low-cost, temporary housing, residents are responsible for providing their own food and preparing their own meals.
According to the Ronald McDonald House Guest Chef brochure, "When the families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House return after a long day at the hospital, cooking a meal is the last thing on their minds. The chance for them to sit down to a home-cooked dinner is another way to make the House a ‘home away from home’."
The families living at the Ronald McDonald house regularly spend hours at a time in hospitals and healthcare facilities and can spend anywhere from one day to several months living at the Ronald McDonald House, depending on the child’s illness and treatment.
The Ronald McDonald House is a facility which provides temporary housing for qualified families with critically-ill children, 18 years old or younger, who had to travel 50 miles or more to Albuquerque for essential medical care not available in their own community.