Former Badger teams up with local restaurant and Ronald McDonald House to help families in Madison

April 3rd, 2020 | News

After seeing the call for help from the Ronald McDonald House in Madison to provide meals for their families while also supporting area restaurants, former Wisconsin Badgers football player and current Denver Bronco, Troy Fumagalli, reached out to see how he could help.

Fumagalli, now back in his home state of Illinois, saw the request while on leave from off-season training with the Broncos. He is working with long-time friend, Salvatore Di Scala, owner and executive chef of Naples 15 to provide dinners for the remaining Ronald McDonald House families throughout the month of April.

Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Madison were recently moved to its hospital partner hotel, Best Western Plus InnTowner, in order to prevent exposure and the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Families will continue to receive meals and other essential needs and services from RMHC-Madison during this time.

Despite recent mass closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, area restaurants and caterers have partnered with RMHC-Madison and stepped up their response efforts to assist those who are the most vulnerable. Community groups and other loyal partners who support the Ronald McDonald House meal program throughout the year have also reached out with support.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. It provides temporary lodging, transportation, and meals to families who travel to Madison for pediatric care.

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