On September 23, Portland GSFF members visited the RMHC East House to serve a wonderful home-cooked dinner. Associate volunteers made the guests feel as though they were eating one of grandma’s delicious Sunday dinners. Serving to the adults was meat loaf, a famous Emeril recipe, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, salad and mini corn dogs, apple sauce and juice boxes for the kids, each meal was loved by all. To top off the night, mouthwatering pies with flavors of banana cream pie and chocolate cream were devoured. Twelve families had the pleasant evening to sit and enjoy dinner fit for a king.
“It is a great feeling knowing how these dinners are so appreciated,” says Ashleigh Revelle, Portland Foundation member. “I sometimes feel guilty for feeling good about what we are doing when these families are going through so much, but I do know from all the kind words, that we are giving them some sense of ease, even if it is from something as simple as a cooked meal. It is an honor to be able to come to the Ronald McDonald House, and to be a part of this Foundation.”
The volunteers that attended were foundation volunteer member Ashleigh Revelle, and volunteer Jim Sparks and his family.