Help Feed Families at RMHC West Michigan


Help ensure families staying at the Ronald McDonald House have the comfort of homecooked meals and grab-n-go snacks so they can focus on the health of their hospitalized child.


Date: Monday, September 18, 2023
Ronald McDonald House Charities West Michigan
1323 Cedar St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


  • Individually packed shelf stable snacks: chips, granola bars, fruit snacks, crackers, mini-muffins, etc.
  • Rice: plain and mixes
  • Pastas: all varieties – 16 or 32 oz. boxes
  • Pasta sauces: red sauce and alfredo, jarred or canned
  • Canned tomatoes: diced, diced with green chilies, etc.
  • Canned beans: great northern beans, black beans, kidney beans, etc.
  • Spices; garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, parsley, oregano, chili powder, cumin, etc.
  • Marinades and sauces
  • Baking chips: chocolate, white chocolate, cinnamon
  • Dessert mixes: cakes, brownies, etc.


Download the files below to promote this collection drive. Perfect for those wanted to encourage neighbors to donate, colleagues to start a collection drive, or to share with your community businesses.  Help us get the word out so families can come home to a well stocked pantry and warm, belly filling meals!

Collection Drive (11×17) Poster
Collection Drive (8.5×11) Flyer 
Collection Drive (4up) Mini Flyerperfect to set on tables in a lunch room or on individuals desks or mailboxes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you need food?

Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House are provided with free meals and snacks throughout their stay. It’s one of the many ways we are able to take away stress and allow them to focus on the health of their child. Because of our generous donors and volunteers, families can bring snacks with them to the hospital and come home from the hospital to a hot meal. 

Can I drop off my donations outside of the collection drive hours?

Due to the current construction at the House, we are asking everyone deliver their items on Collection Drive day, September 18th. Thank you for understanding.

Can I bring you food from my personal pantry?

We are able to accept all unopened, non-expired food that fits within our current wish list. Please confirm they are not expired before dropping them off. 

I can't make it but want to help. Can I order things online?

Yes! We have created an Amazon List for this collection drive.  Items can be purchased and shipped directly to the House. If you would like to receive a thank you letter for your donation, please include a “note” with your name, email address, and mailing address. 

Where do I drop off my donations?

Please drop off all items on September 18 between 3-6pm. You can also mail things directly to the House at 1323 Cedar St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.