Since 2013, the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Home for Dinner program gives students the opportunity to plan, shop for, and prepare a meal, weekly, for families staying at RMH. Beyond giving of themselves and their time, students learn valuable skills in the kitchen, in preparing healthy meals, and in budgeting. Last year alone, 105 students participated in the program, preparing a total of 25 meals for families staying at RMH. This would not be possible without the support of the Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management Community Service Grant.
“The Halifax Grammar School continues to make a truly remarkable impact on the Ronald McDonald House through the Home for Dinner program. Our staff, volunteers, and families always look forward to their visits. The students come with an amazingly positive attitude and some serious culinary skills. For our families, having a home-cooked dinner ready at the end of the day means that they don’t have to worry about grocery shopping or meal preparation. Every time the Grammar School makes a dinner, our families are given more time to spend together. We are lucky to have the support of such a dedicated group!”
-Beth MacDonald'11, Family Services Coordinator, Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic