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Our families look forward to a home cooked meal after a long day at the hospital. We welcome individuals and groups who wish to prepare a dinner meal for our families at any of our three locations: Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City; Ronald McDonald Family Room at UnityPoint St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids; and Ronald McDonald Family Room at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.
Not sure what to prepare for our families? Check out our new online cookbook with lots of ideas.
Ronald McDonald House, 730 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City.
Parking near the Ronald McDonald House is limited and strictly enforced by the University of Iowa. We do have a few volunteer parking spaces in front of the house. You are welcome to park in those spots. If they are full, please park in the metered stalls of the Carver Hawkeye Arena Lot if you will be arriving before 4:30 PM. If you will be arriving after 4:30 PM or providing a weekend meal, you may park anywhere in the Carver Hawkeye Arena Lot for free.
Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s, located within the Helen G. Nassif Center for Women’s and Children’s Health located at 150 11th St. NE in Cedar Rapids.
Free parking is available in the surface lot or parking ramp immediately across the street. Everyone from your group will need to check in at the front desk within the lobby on the main level. Once checked in, you will be able to take the elevator to the second floor where the Family Room is located. Take a left off of the elevator and then take a right at the nurses’ station. The entrance to the Family Room will be on your right where you can check in with the Family Room staff.
Ronald McDonald Family Room at the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, 200 Hawkins Drive, located on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit on the 3rd floor.
We suggest parking in Ramp 2 (underground ramp) and take the South parking elevator to Ground floor, then take the Children’s Hospital elevators up to the 3rd floor. The Family Room is on the left after you are admitted on to the floor. Cost of parking will depend on your length of stay.
Thank you again for your interest in donating your time, effort and talent to cook for our families. Your kindness helps us keep families close to each other and the care they need, when they need it most.
Ronald McDonald House: Jessica Field, Family Program & Volunteer Coordinator, 319-356-4417.
Family Room at St. Luke’s: Lynn Butterbrodt, Family Room Coordinator, 319-369-5192.
Family Room at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital: Nikki Hines, Family Room Manager, 319-678-5195.