Mobile Meals from the Heart

Provide a home-cooked meal for families in need

Our Meals from the Heart program invites businesses, community groups, or teams of co-workers to come into the kitchen at Ronald McDonald House in Canberra and cook an evening meal (Tuesdays and Fridays) for the families staying here. If you're interested, you can submit your expression of interest here, and a member of the team will be in touch with details.

Parents and carers of seriously ill children simply do not have the time, funds or energy to prepare a meal after an emotional day at hospital. Sponsoring a night's mobile meal through a donation means that our families can find comfort in coming to the House to a delicious warm meal.

We will use the funds to order food from a local restaurant of the families and treat them to a lovely dinner. Sometimes, we also buy pre-prepared frozen meals for the families and keep them in the shared fridge to ensure anyone staying in the House always has access to food.

During this difficult time, a nice warm meal can brighten a family's day! Please donate to sponsor a meal.

You can email us at and let us know if you have a particular restaurant you'd like us to order our next Mobile Meal from the Heart from.

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In the event where we have enough funds to provide meals, your donations will be used to provide access to food and other essential items to families in the House as well as in the Canberra Family Room, and to buy items for our Wrapped in Love trolleys which distribute free toys and gifts to children and families in the wards.

Our Mobile Meals from the Heart also helps when we have last-minute or short-notice cancellations of groups who were supposed to come in to cook a meal for the families. While we understand that life (or COVID!) can get in the way, this doesn't have to mean that we can't provide a fresh meal to the families who are in fact looking forward to Tuesday and Friday nights, if you Sponsor a Meal instead!