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Columbus Hosts Meal for Ronald McDonald House

On August 18, 2009, 5 GMC Columbus students and 2 GMC Staff members volunteered their time to prepare a meal for the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. For three hours, GMC students diced, stirred and baked to ensure that the residents of the Ronald McDonald House had a warm meal to come home to after spending a long day at the hospital. The Ronald McDonald House provides low to no cost housing for families whose children are critically ill and staying in the hospital. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to stay near their children in the hospital and avoid long drives home and hotel fees. The GMC students who participated feel strongly about the mission of the Ronald McDonald House and supporting that mission. Student Candace Rush brought two of her children to participate and pass the community awareness along to the younger generation. The students prepared and cooked a chicken and rice casserole, salad, rolls, green bean casserole and two cheesecakes. The meal was a hit with the residents of the Ronald McDonald House, who sent a thank-you note in response. The students are currently planning to repeat cooking another meal for the Ronald McDonald House next month.