Program Details

Participation Guidelines

The ideal group size to prepare and serve a meal is 6-8 volunteers, although we welcome groups from 4 to 10 people. We will not be able to accommodate any additional helpers.

Children under 16 are not permitted in the kitchen.

*We plan the meal based on the number of people in the group. If the number in your group changes for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible at 513-559-4633 so we can make any adjustments to the meal planned.


Each group who participates in our Taste of Hope program makes a tax-deductible donation to our House to help provide the meal and support the program. The donation amounts are as follows:

  • $350 for weekday lunch
  • $500 for weekend brunch
  • $500 for all dinners

Payment for all Taste of Hope meals can be made via credit card or electronic check only.

A letter with your tax receipt for the full amount of your meal donation will be mailed to the individual or corporation on the credit card/electronic checking account used to reserve the meal.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel a reservation more than eight days prior to your booked meal, please contact us or 513-559-4633. If you must cancel within one week of your meal, we will be unable to refund your donation. Our staff and House volunteers will make sure your gift still provides a warm meal for healing children and weary parents on the scheduled meal date and time. Exceptions may be made for inclement weather at the discretion of Ronald McDonald House.