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Family Dinner Program

The Family Dinner Program is one of our families’ favorite services. Volunteer-hosted family dinners typically take place twice a week between Monday and Thursday. A shared meal builds camaraderie by giving children and families a chance to get to know one another, gives caregivers a break from shopping and cooking, and alleviates financial stress. We invite individual volunteers as well as community and corporate groups to participate in supporting this program.

Serving family dinner at the Children’s Inn was one of the most rewarding volunteer events that I have participated in. I look forward to volunteering at The Inn again!

How to Host a Family Dinner

Updated January 2023*

1. Each group can bring up to eight (8) people to serve dinner at The Inn.

2. Each group will arrange for/provide meals from a local restaurant or catering company.

3. Contact us to schedule a date. Our team will reach out to confirm your date & provide detailed instructions.

4. One week prior to your scheduled date, you will receive a confirmation with the exact number of meals needed and a choice of restaurants that deliver to The Inn.

To learn more about hosting a family dinner, please contact Family Program Operations Manager Emily Johnson.

For corporate groups, please contact Corporate Partnerships & Events Manager Kristen Furlong.

*While we are able to invite volunteers back to The Inn, we are not able to have meals prepared onsite.