Agape cooks dinner at Ronald McDonald house

Four people in a kitchen wearing red aprons
Members of Agape Church of the Brethren at the Ronald McDonald house in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Members of Agape Church of the Brethren in Fort Wayne, Ind., held one of our many outreach projects on a recent Sunday evening at the Ronald McDonald House at the Parkview Regional Medical Center. We put on dinner for the families staying there that night.

They had a full kitchen for our use. Volunteers are required to cook everything in-house, and only prepackaged food is permitted due to the risk of communicable diseases. Dining is communal and family style, or the guests may take their meals back to their rooms. Now only do they have toys and games, including Mario Cart video games, there is a room for toddlers to play.

A maximum of six volunteers are permitted, but Cindy, Rose, myself, and Joanna were sufficient. We served chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, and green beans. —Todd Hammond

This article originally appeared in Messenger magazine.

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