Prepare A Meal

Make a meal from the heart.

Family, friends, or coworkers come together to give back.

Looking for a one-time or team-building volunteer experience that has a big impact on the families we serve? Look no further! The opportunities below are great for individuals, families, companies, service and school groups, or for anyone who wants to help in their community. Select the one that best fits your schedule, group size and interest level, and get ready to learn firsthand about our beautiful mission.

Schedule Your Volunteer Meal Making Activity


Volunteer Dinner Groups

Providing families with the comfort and warmth of a home-cooked meal after a long day at the hospital is a simple gift. Groups plan a menu to feed 35 guests, purchase ingredients and prepare the meal in our commercial-grade kitchen.

  • Volunteer groups are responsible for bringing food supplies to prepare the meal.
  • Group size is limited to 8 people. All volunteers must be 10+ years old.
  • Please arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. so dinner will be ready for families by 6:00 p.m.
  • Questions? For questions regarding our meal program, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling (608) 232-4660.

Meals from the Heart

Help our House smell like home by baking up something wonderful in our kitchen! Or help stock our freezers with large-batch casseroles that we can serve on weekends or when the House is extra full.

  • Offered: 12:00-2:00 pm most days
  • Group Size: Up to 8 people
  • Time commitment: 2-3 hours
  • Ingredient purchase required. Additional donation welcome.

Contact Sophia Melgar for questions.

Augie’s Lunch & Learn

Augie’s Lunches with Love is an ideal way for families to enjoy delicious and nutritious meals on the move! Your corporate team will prepare up to 70 healthy portable lunches for parents with children who are receiving care at the American Family Children’s Hospital. These lunches keep them energized during long days at the hospital without the cost of eating out. Volunteer groups receive a guided mission tour before they assemble the meal kits. This is a great opportunity for your organization to give back.

  • Offered: Weekdays 9:00 – 11:00 am depending on availability.
  • Group Size: Up to 8 people
  • Time commitment: 1-2 hours
  • Donation suggested.

Contact Kristen Drake to schedule.

Not interested in cooking but would like to still volunteer? See our Wish List and Community Fundraiser ideas.

Looking for an opportunity to take this support a step further? Consider becoming a House Hero in three easy steps. Dust off that cape and put your superpowers to good use.