Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cooking for 80 at Ronald McDonald House

Just as chilly weather descended on Seattle last Sunday, Nov. 21, eleven NAAAP-Seattle volunteers dedicated five hours to cooking a meal for 80 patients at Ronald McDonald House, which supports seriously ill patients and their families at the nearby Children's Hospital.

The incoming 2011 NAAAP-Seattle Community Service Chair Jenafer Park coordinated the event.

Park said that "everyone really liked the food and kept thanking us for being there."

The volunteers not only gave their time, but also their dime. Their individual donations of $20 went to buying the supplies for the meal.

The NAAAP-Seattle team devised a menu of fruits, pigs in a blanket (sausage wrapped in puff pastry), fried rice, chicken cutlets, spinach salad, and, for dessert, ice cream with mint cookies. The volunteers prepped and cooked the entire meal in just two hours.

"We wanted it to be different--not the typical spaghetti and sandwiches--stuff that the patients don't actually get to eat often," said Park. "For example, fruits like pears and pineapples that we provided were actually a treat for them."

Other NAAAP-Seattle volunteers included: John Park, Leigh Momii, 2010 Community Service Chair David Eam, NAAAP-Seattle Membership Chair Kevin Chang, Sherwin Tsao, Heng Sun, Theresa and Hervey Froehlich, Yiqing Wang, and Miles Matsumoto. For half the volunteers, this was their first time at Ronald McDonald House.

No comments:

Post a Comment