Snack Station

Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House eases the stress of families from around the world with critically ill children by providing them with all the comforts of home. Their days at the hospital are long and trying, but YOU can help give them energy by allowing them to fill up a bag of snacks at our snack station!

Fill our snack station:

Help our guest families fill bags with their favorite snacks. Bring snacks (either from the list below or your favorite items) and paper bags to our House. Please feel free to decorate your bags! We will put your bags and donated items out for our families to fill on their way to their appointments. Visit our House any day between 9 AM and 9 PM to deliver your items. If you would like a tour when you visit, please call 513.559.4600 to set this up before you arrive.

*Please note: We are unable to accept expired items. Also, our guest families also greatly appreciate snacks that are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, low-FODMOP (fermentable oligo-, di-, mono- saccharides and polyols.) etc.

Don’t have time to shop but still want to help? Ship snack items directly to us from our Wish List.

Some of their other favorite items include:

Individual/ snack size cereal boxes: Cheerios, Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Chex, etc.

Individual bags of chips: Doritos, Lays, Veggie Straws/Chips, Pirate’s Booty, Cheetos, Chex Mix, Skinny Pop, Sun Chips, Smartfood Popcorn, Pretzel Crisps, Pop Corners, etc.

Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts

Breakfast/protein bars (belVita, Cliff, etc.)

Fruit snacks (Welch, Mott’s, etc.)

Juice boxes (Capri Sun, Kool-Aid, etc.)

Fruit Roll-Ups/Fruit by the Foot/Fruit Gushers

Individual Kraft Easy Mac & Cheese

Pringles cups

Little Bites mini muffins (all flavors)

Rice Krispies Treats

Individual Trail Mix

Individual Oreo/Chips Ahoy packages

Teddy Grahams

Animal Crackers

Peanut butter crackers/cheese crackers

Dried fruit

Pudding cups

Applesauce pouches/cups

Rice cakes

Nutella snack packs

Beef Jerky Sticks

Thank you for providing healthy, store-bought items that will give our families the energy they need to care for their children during long days at the hospital.

For those seeking volunteer hours, we will sign for up to four hours of community service. Please bring your form with you when you deliver your bags.

Please note that if we receive an abundance of items in a short period, we will share them with other nonprofits who support people in need. This ensures your donations are used in a timely manner by those who need them most.

For questions, please call 513.559.4633 and ask to speak with a member of our Food and Fun team or email them at