Family meals are a vitally important part of life at Ronald McDonald House BC. Whether a group of volunteers is coming in to cook dinner for the House or children are helping their parents bake cookies, mealtimes bring families together and are an opportunity to relax after a long day of treatments.
National partners Garland Canada and Manitowoc have helped us to provide many more mealtimes to BC and Yukon families by donating two industrial reach-in refrigerator/freezers for our new House pantry. Jeff McMullen of Garland Canada and Manitowoc recently shared with us why his company chose to support the new Ronald McDonald House BC.
"It was a real pleasure to be asked to provide a donation to this project. As a primary equipment supplier to McDonald’s, it was an easy decision to offer a couple of Delfield reach-in refrigerators for the pantry at the new Ronald McDonald House BC. These refrigerators are needed and will contribute to supporting the families during their stay.
I was recently reminded of how remarkable and incredibly important these facilities are to families experiencing unimaginable events with their children when a close family friend spent a couple months at Ronald McDonald House with her teenage daughter who is fighting leukemia. They had tremendous support from other families during their stay and would have endured incredible hardship had they not had the opportunity of staying at a Ronald McDonald House.
Manitowoc and Garland Canada look forward to continuing our support of Ronald McDonald House Charities."
Pictured at the Garland Commercial Ranges manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario with a McDonald's Garland Grill (L to R): Don Cantwell, Jorge DaSilva, Mary Chiarot, Ian McLeod and Jeff McMullen.