Home Cook Heroes Program

Thank you for your interest in preparing a meal for the transplant patients and families at Gift of Life Family House!

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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!

Home Cook Heroes – The Basics!

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)

View a list of recent meals prepared for our guests.

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.

  1. Read over the Meal Program Guidelines for information about the Home Cook Heroes Program.
  2. Recruit Your Team and Select a Date (see calendar below!)

Check the calendar below for available dates and select one that works for your group. We recommend that you have several possible dates in mind when booking your meal.

  1. Sign-Up Your Group Fill out the form at the bottom of this page! Once your group date and meal is approved, you will receive confirmation from the Family House either by phone or email.

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!

For any questions regarding Home Cook Heroes or to learn more please email Diana Elbanna, Resident Manager.

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DINNER: St. Augustine Parish

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DINNER: La Famiglia Dei Fratelli

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DINNER: Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

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DINNER: Crossfit Prime

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BRUNCH: Caparros Family

BAKING: NCL – Valley Forge Chapter

DINNER: Team Kellie

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BRUNCH: Pretty Bee’s

DINNER: Joshua’s Legacy

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BAKING: Apo agi

DINNER: Rutgers Gang

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BAKING: Paramount Enterprises

DINNER: Independence Blue Cross – Blue Crew

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UNAVAILABLE/HOLD

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BAKING: Philadelphia Insurance Companies

DINNER: BFGA Cares

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BAKING: Four Ladies & Friends

DINNER: AtlantiCare ICU City

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BAKING: Royal Disturbance Mother Social

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BAKING: Perry Family

DINNER: Lodge No. 2 of the Free & Accepted Masons of PA

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BAKING: Public Health Management Corp

DINNER: Chester County Hospital ER Nurses

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BAKING: Comhar

DINNER: Path to the Plate

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DINNER: IOOF-NJ

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DINNER: Temple University Hospital CICU

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DINNER: Alph

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BRUNCH: CHOP FLEX TEAM

DINNER: Eric’s Highland Crew

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If you are experiencing issues with the Home Cook Heroes calendar, please email Diana Elbanna at delbanna@giftoflifefamilyhouse.org or Genevieve Moore at gmoore@giftoflifefamilyhouse.org for available dates.

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