Meals Together Matter

Help support kitchen updates and provide more meals to transplant families


Will you help us raise $40,000 this spring to keep our kitchen running smoothly and to provide more meals to more families?

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We are seeing more patients and families in the Family House kitchen now more than ever, and we’re so thrilled that we can serve so many families going through some of the hardest times in their lives. However, we’ve also noticed the need for more resources like food and kitchen supplies, and utilities such as electricity, gas, water, and other operational expenses to keep our busy kitchen running smoothly for families and volunteers.

Three-year-old Brandon Leathers and his family stayed at the Family House earlier this year while he recovered from a life-saving kidney transplant

When they come back “home” to the Family House from the hospital each evening, the Leathers family enjoys a warm, home-cooked meal prepared by volunteers in our kitchen. Kirk, his wife, Carla, and their children stayed at the Family House together earlier this year with their three-year-old son, Brandon, who received a kidney transplant in December 2018.

“Sitting down as a family to eat dinner doesn’t happen too often anymore at home,” Kirk says. “But here, we put our electronics away and everyone comes together. We ask each other how we’re doing. We check in.”

Because our kitchen is used every day, it could really use some repairs and upgrades. Time and our increased occupancy have caused some wear and tear on some of our appliances—especially our ovens—and they need to be replaced. Some updates to our cabinets to make them more accessible and practical for storage would also be especially helpful to everyone who uses our kitchen.

Our evening meals, fully-stocked pantry, beverage station, and full-service kitchen offer our guests peace of mind when they’re in a hurry and when they’re winding down. Having food here at the Family House lifts a huge burden off of their shoulders.

The transplant journey can be so difficult. We want food to be one of the last thoughts our guests have to worry about. Your support to purchase new, working ovens, create more accessible and practical storage, and sustain the Home Cook Heroes program will make meal times so much easier for our guests and volunteers.


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Legacy Society members Elizabeth and David Kennedy.

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