The Chiefs Women's Organization visited The Culinary Center of Kansas City on Tuesday to prepare meals, which will be donated to families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City (RMHCKC).
Chiefs Women's Organization hold a Culinary event to make food for the Ronald McDonald House Charity on November 3, 2014
The RMHCKC strives to reduce the burden for children and their families, serving as a "home away from home" for children receiving medical care in Kansas City-area hospitals. Many evenings the house serves about 70 families.
"We put together meals for these families who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House and after spending time there, I understand how important this is to the families," Kathy Donovan, wife of team president Mark Donovan, said. "It's a wonderful way for the CWO to come together and remember what is truly important during the middle of the season, while also giving back to the community is fantastic."
The women prepared tamales, rice and salads for the entrée and baked cookies for dessert.
The meal prep was in collaboration with the All Hands for Hunger program, which is a cooking class with a purpose. A group will cook a freezer full of food to donate to local charities and to date, this model has provided more than 75,000 meals to the needy in our community according to kcculinary.com.
"These families are going through so much and with a child at the hospital, there's no time to prepare meals," Elizabeth Smith, wife of QB Alex Smith, commented. "This is a great way that we can help them out and provide a home-cooked meal for them and try to help relieve some of their stress."
All Hands for Hungry is an event that is open to the public and registration is available now. To get involved and find out more information, visit kcculinary.com.