Ambassadors of Hope Serve Up Comfort at Ronald McDonald House
When the call went out to the Fort Worth Ambassadors of Hope requesting 12 people to help cook a hot lunch for families residing at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth, the slots were filled almost immediately!
Even those who claimed not to be masters of their own kitchen certainly proved otherwise in the large, well-equipped Ronald McDonald House kitchen. The group prepared homemade meatloaf with all of the trimmings imaginable, and dessert, which included fresh cantaloupe, home-baked cookies and banana pudding.
One by one, the Ronald McDonald staff came out of their offices to see what the delicious smell was that permeated the halls. Though parents were tired, worried and sleep-deprived over their sick children, smiles were wide as they came through the line to fill their plates. Children loved seeing their favorite macaroni and cheese dish, and adults were grateful for a hot meal.
“It was nice to know we were able to bring a little bit of joy to families in their time of need,” said Tammy Barnes, double-lung transplant recipient and Ambassador of Hope.
At the end of the day, the Ambassadors of Hope and LifeGift staff who helped at this event came away with full hearts and an immense sense of pride for having brought smiles to faces throughout the day and offering hope to the communities we serve.