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.

Events for May 2018 › Home Cook Heroes

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29

BRUNCH: Path to the Plate

BAKING: Bailkin Family

DINNER: USY Ohev Shalom

30

BAKING: Chubb Insurance

DINNER: Capsicum Group

1

BAKING: Comhar

DINNER: CHOP Flex Team

2

UNAVAILABLE/HOLD

DINNER: Five Friends

3

UNAVAILABLE/HOLD

4

BAKING: Episcopal – 8th Graders

DINNER: Dashing for Dukes

5

BRUNCH: University City Kiwanis

BAKING: Z Family

BAKING: Z Family

DINNER: CHOP IDDL

6

BRUNCH: New Vision Pioneers

BAKING: Tazmanian Angels/#hopefourhappyhearts

DINNER: Brightwood Career Institute

7

BAKING: Chubb Insurance

DINNER: Terri & Friends

8

BAKING: AmeriHealth Caritas

DINNER: Donate Life America Advisory Council

9

BAKING: Anonymous

DINNER: Hearts of Gold

10

DINNER: Wawa Team

11

BAKING: Serve with Liberty

DINNER: Phi Mu

DINNER: Frozen HCH Meals

12

BRUNCH: Butterflies, INC

BAKING: School Lane Charter School

DINNER: UVA Club of Philadelphia

13

BRUNCH: Randon Family

DINNER: St. Augustine Parish

14

BAKING: Pinnacle Foods

DINNER: 3NE Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

15

BAKING: Troop 5029

DINNER: St. Augustine Parish

16

BAKING: Four Ladies & Friends

DINNER: Temple University Hospital – Office of Patient Experience

17

BAKING: Friends’ Central School

DINNER: Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

18

BAKING: Pinnacle Foods

DINNER: Temple American Inn of Court

19

BRUNCH: Royal Disturbance Mother Social

BAKING: Moorestown Mount Laurel BBYO/MJA Teens

DINNER: HOLD

DINNER: Philadelphia ENA

20

BRUNCH: Denno Steinberg Gill/Cathcart Families

BAKING: NCL – Valley Forge Chapter

DINNER: Pat’s Wings

21

DINNER: Hyatt at the Bellevue

22

BAKING: Comhar

DINNER: HUP Cardiovascular Service Line

DINNER: Beverly & Friends

23

BAKING: CHOP 5 South

DINNER: Team Spiers

24

BAKING: Home2Suites by Hilton

DINNER: TJUH – 7WEST

25

BAKING: Friends’ Central School

DINNER: Anonymous

26

BRUNCH: Kevin’s Hepatic Functionaries

DINNER: Marie Hill’s Family and Friends

27

BRUNCH: Pretty Bee’s

DINNER: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Liver Transplant

28

DINNER: Rutgers Gang

29

DINNER: Path to the Plate

30

BAKING: Four Ladies & Friends

DINNER: Voya Financial

31

DINNER: Janney Marketing & Corporate Communications

1

BAKING: Friends’ Central School

DINNER: Jefferson University College Nursing Students

2

BRUNCH: AmeriHealth Caritas

BAKING: Pretty Bee’s

DINNER: Royal Disturbance Mother Social

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