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.

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

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.

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BRUNCH: Path to the Plate

DINNER: Butterflies, INC

27

BAKING: Sheraton Society Hill

DINNER: Sheraton Society Hill

28

BAKING: Comhar

DINNER: Care Crew (AmeriHealth Caritas)

29

BAKING: AmeriHealth Caritas Care Crew

DINNER: Team Spiers

30

DINNER: CHOP FLEX TEAM

31

DINNER: Rowan Volunteers

1

BRUNCH: Jefferson Health NJ Surgical Services

2

BRUNCH: New Vision Pioneers

3
4

DINNER: Penn Presbyterian MICU

DINNER: Frozen HCH Meals

5

BAKING: Four Ladies & Friends

DINNER: Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

6

DINNER: First Judicial District

7

DINNER: Lower Merion BuildON

8

BRUNCH: Butterflies, INC

9

BRUNCH: Bryson Family

DINNER: St. Augustine Parish

10

DINNER: Chester County Hospital ER Nurses

11

BAKING: Comhar

DINNER: Beneficial Bank

12

BAKING: Home2Suites by Hilton

DINNER: Hearts of Gold

13

BAKING: Care Crew (AmeriHealth Caritas)

DINNER: Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

14

DINNER: Further Her in Action

15

BRUNCH: Pretty Bee’s

BAKING: Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr

Gift of Life Family House / Paul W. Penkala 7th Annual Golf Tournament

DINNER: Stephanie & Friends

16

BRUNCH: Randon Family

BAKING: Temple University – Eta Sigma Delta

DINNER: Pat’s Wings

17

DINNER: Hyatt at the Bellevue

18

BAKER: CHOP 5 South

DINNER: St. Augustine Parish

19

BAKING: Four Ladies & Friends

DINNER: 3NE Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

20

BAKING: Chase Market Research Team

DINNER: Five Years and Counting

21

BAKING: Temple University – Eta Sigma Delta

DINNER: PA Masons

22

BRUNCH: Royal Disturbance Mother Social

BAKING: Pretty Bee’s

DINNER: Temple AmStat

23

BRUNCH: Care Crew (AmeriHealth Caritas)

BAKING: NCL – Valley Forge Chapter

DINNER: University City Kiwanis

24

BAKING: The Episcopal Academy

DINNER: Rutgers Gang

25

BAKING: Comhar

DINNER: Path to the Plate

26

BAKING: Independence Blue Cross – Blue Crew

DINNER: La Famiglia Dei Fratelli

27

BAKING: Paramount Enterprises International

DINNER: UPHS CCH Revenue Integrity Team

28

DINNER: Team SayLess

29

BRUNCH: Temple Transplant Team

DINNER: Leri Family

Bee a Blessing Presents: Friends for Life Dinner and Basket Raffle

30

BRUNCH: Remembering Gavin Leong

BAKING: Alpha Phi Omega: Alpha Gamma Iota

DINNER: Care Crew (AmeriHealth Caritas)

1

DINNER: TSICU – Penn Prebyterian Medical Center

2

DINNER: Independence Blue Cross, Blue Crew

3

BAKING: Paramount Enterprises International

DINNER: Lintons Food Service Management

4

DINNER: D2 Groups

5

BAKING: UNAVAILABLE

DINNER: Jefferson Ave Insurance & Friends

6

BRUNCH: Anonymous

DINNER: Royal Disturbance Mother Social

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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.

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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