To our dedicated and valued Home Cook Heroes:
Gift of Life Family House is taking necessary precautions to promote the safety and well-being of our guests.
Effective March 13, 2020 until January 31, 2021, all on-site Home Cook Hero volunteer activities are cancelled.
Brunch, baking, and dinner volunteer groups are asked to consider the following:
- Drop off baked goods or prepared meals
- Make a monetary donation to support the cost of a meal facilitated by Family House staff
- Arrange for catering with our Front Desk staff by calling 267-546-9800
- Donate a gift card (VISA/ACME/TARGET/GRUBHUB) which can be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Gift of Life Family House | Attn: Genevieve Moore | 401 Callowhill St. | Philadelphia, PA 19123
- Donate pantry items from our Wish List
If you are currently signed up to cook a meal during the month of January, we ask that you speak with a staff member in advance to discuss meal drop off, coordination and standards or to make a monetary donation by calling 267-546-9800.
We will be assessing this situation as it continues to change. If you have any further question regarding volunteering at the Family House, please contact the front desk at 267-546-9800.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
All Star Requirements
- Groups must provide at least 12 meals in a calendar year.
*Please note that groups can sign up for no more than 2 dates in one month.
- Groups must be signed up and lead by the same group leader. The group leader will be the point of contact for all dates but does not need to be present for each date.
*Please note that group members can change/rotate for each date if there are multiple departments or a large amount of people interested in participating.
- Groups must have the same group name for each date.
Home Cook Heroes – The Basics!
Family House meals are served each evening and brunch is served on the weekends. Please read through the information below to learn how to sign up today!
Groups of up to 10 people can provide, prepare (on or off-site) and serve a meal for our transplant families. Please note: If you have children coming to volunteer, we ask that you have one adult for every three children under the age of 18.
Groups may choose to volunteer to prepare and serve:
- Dinner (Every night at 6 pm)
- Brunch (Weekends only at 10 am)
- Baked Goods (Every day during off-peak hours)
Groups are only required to bring the ingredients for the meal. The Family House will provide all the tools you’ll need to prepare the meal in our fully-equipped kitchen complete with four ovens, stoves, microwaves, and sinks. We will also provide plates, platters, utensils, etc.
The amount of servings needed per meal depends on Family House guest occupancy. Group leaders will be notified prior to their scheduled date with an estimated headcount. Based on our current occupancy over the past several weeks, we usually range from 50-60 people per night.
Sign up in 3 simple steps.
- Read over the Meal Program Guidelines for information about the Home Cook Heroes Program.
- Recruit Your Team and Select Dates (see calendar below!)
- Sign-Up Your Group Here Once your group’s dates and meals are approved, you will receive confirmation from the Family House either by phone or email.
Check the calendar below for available dates and select 12 dates that will work for your group. Any date that does not already list your interested opportunity, would be available. We recommend that you have several possible dates in mind when booking your meal.
Have Fun and Be Creative!
The Family House is always in need of more pantry items! While shopping for your meal, please feel free to pick up extra grocery items for our guests or invite your family and friends to contribute!
If you are experiencing any issues or have any questions regarding the Home Cook Heroes program, please contact the Front Desk at (267) 546-9800 between 7AM and 10PM.