Ronald McDonald Home for Dinner

If you have ever had the unfortunate experience of having a child or a loved one in the hospital you know the last thing you are thinking about or have any energy to carry out is making a meal.  The families staying at Ronald McDonald House are also displaced from their homes and have no family in Edmonton which makes managing the daily rituals we typically take for granted more challenging.

Food provides sustenance and nourishes our bodies so we have the energy we need to make it through the day.  During stressful situations we often forget how important eating is and certainly don’t have the energy to do it.

Kristy Hammond approached us last Spring with the idea of a group of local businesses coming together once a month to cook dinner at the RM House.

With most of the Revive team having families of our own, joining the Local4Local4Local program was an easy decision. The opportunity to nurture the families at the house with a healthy meal is one close to our hearts. By alleviating one chore for the parents, we can help them to be more present with their kids.

The dinners we’ve made at the Ronald McDonald House have been very humbling.  One of the mom’s staying at the house said to us “it’s the simple things like having this delicious meal that matter to me. I don’t have to worry about making dinner for my other children when I am exhausted from spending the day at the hospital with my daughter”.

Simple yet so important and greatly appreciated.



Last night we had the pleasure of working with Omnus Investments and Sky McLuaghlin of Gandhara Designs. As it was such a hit the last time we cooked, we made maple-chili-glazed salmon with herbed rice and green beans again. Click here to see how the evening went.

If your business would like to get involved, visit local4local4local’s page to learn more.