Meal Program

Jack's Place weekly Meal and Baking Programs are popular events with our volunteers.

Dinners are prepared on Thursday evenings, baked goods on Friday mornings and the schedule fills quickly. If you are interested in cooking an evening meal or baking for Jack's Place Guests, please call 518-952-7648 to schedule your date.

Thank you for your interest in helping Jack's Place Guests.

Please read the guidelines below to help plan your evening of cooking or morning of baking.

Meal Guidelines

TO GET STARTED

Gather a group of 3-6 adult volunteers and call or email Jack’s Place to schedule a date.
Email: JacksPlace12308@gmail.com Phone: 518-952-7648

MEAL PLANNING

We ask that you provide a complete meal with a meat, side dish and vegetable. Many dishes can be enjoyed by all ages, but we ask you to avoid serving lamb, fish or exotic dishes. The majority of our guests are adults.

ALL FOOD MUST BE PREPARED AND COOKED ON SITE UNLESS IT COMES DIRECTLY FROM A RESTAURANT OR COMMERCIAL BAKERY.

PLAN THE CORRECT AMOUNTS

Dinner will be provided for approximately 16 people. The actual number will vary. We can confirm an estimate a few days before your cooking date. Not all families will be eating dinner at the same time.

SERVING TIMES

Dinner is served between 5:30 and 6:00pm. Your group can arrive between 3:30 and 4:00pm to begin preparing dinner. If your group requires more time, please contact the House Manager to inform them of your arrival time.

SERVING

Our kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, roasting pans and baking sheets. We have utensils, knives, serving platters and bowls for serving.
Dinner is served buffet style. Please set up the meal on the island so that guests may serve themselves.

CLEAN UP

Please wash all pots and pans that are used for preparing dinner. All utensils, dinner plates, small bowls and glasses are required to be washed in the dishwasher.

FOR CONSIDERATION

All participants must be healthy; free from fever, cough, cold and other viral symptoms.

All cooks must thoroughly wash hands before and during meal preparation. Food safe gloves are provided and must be worn when handling food which is ready to be served.

If you are unable to prepare your meal, please try to provide a restaurant made meal instead.

Providing meals for the families staying at Jack’s Place is greatly appreciated. A hot, home cooked meal provided by caring volunteers takes one worry off the shoulders of our guests and gives them more time with their hospitalized loved ones.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

Baking Guidelines

TO GET STARTED

Gather a group of 3-6 volunteers and call or email Jack’s Place to schedule a date.
Email: JacksPlace12308@gmail.com Phone: 952-7648

PLANNING

We ask that you provide the necessary ingredients and bring recipes. Cookies, brownies and muffins are popular and wrap easily for freshness. Try to avoid or limit items that require refrigeration as they become difficult to store. Feel free to also make healthier snacks like fruit or vegetable trays.

ALL FOOD MUST BE PREPARED AND COOKED ON SITE UNLESS IT COMES DIRECTLY FROM A RESTAURANT OR COMMERCIAL BAKERY.

PLANNING AMOUNTS

Jack’s Place may house up to 18 guests. The actual number will vary. You can provide one batch, several batches or multiple items.

BAKING

The kitchen is equipped with baking equipment like measuring cups, measuring spoons, mixing bowls, utensils, cookie sheets, baking pans and a hand mixer.

SERVING

Please set baked goods on the island so that guests may serve themselves. Also leave a list of ingredients in case of allergies.

CLEAN UP

Please wash all pots, pans, cookie sheets and baking pans that are used for preparation. All utensils and bowls are required to be washed in the dishwasher.

FOR CONSIDERATION

All participants must be healthy, free from fever, cough, cold and other viral symptoms.

All cooks must thoroughly wash hands before and during food preparation. Food safe gloves are provided and must be worn when handling ready to serve food.

If you are unable to bake during your scheduled time, please call or email Jack’s Place.

Your interest in volunteering to bake at Jack’s Place is greatly appreciated. Baked goods prepared by individuals and small groups are welcomed and provide comfort for our guests.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!