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 through our Takeaway Bag program.
Two Options for Takeaways: Pre-Pack or Families Fill!
Option 1: Pre-Pack
Using clear, sealable plastic bags, add at least three items from the list below, along with a napkin and any plastic ware needed. Label each bag with the date they were packaged. Feel free to decorate the bags!
Chewy granola bars
Mott’s assorted fruit snacks
Nature Valley granola bars
Capri Sun juice boxes
Quaker Instant Oatmeal packets
Individual Cheez-it bags
Individual Goldfish bags
Individual Kraft Easy Mac & Cheese
Rice Krispies Treats
Individual Trail Mix
Individual Oreo/Chips Ahoy packages
Individual/ snack size cereal boxes: Cheerios, Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Chex, etc.
Individual bags of chips: Doritos, Lays, Veggie Straws, Pirate’s Booty, Cheetos, Skinny Pop, Sun Chips, Smartfood Popcorn, etc.
Option 2: Families Fill
Similar to Option 1, but in this case, our guest families will fill the bags with their favorite snacks. Bring snacks (either from the list above or your favorite items) and clear, sealable plastic 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.
Delivering Your Items
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 513.636.7642 to set this up before you arrive. Individuals may earn four hours of community service for either option; simply bring your form with you when you deliver your bags. 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.
Please note that if we receive an abundance of takeaway bags 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 513.636.7642 and ask to speak with a member of our Food and Fun team or email them at email@example.com.