Give Terry’s House Familes a Meal

Having a loved one in the hospital can be challenging time. After you've sat at your loved one's bedside all day, the last thing you want to think about is cooking a meal for yourself. That's why hosting a meal means so much to the families at Terry's House. And when you’re serving a meal with love, you get to experience the togetherness of Terry’s House and the thankfulness of our guests.

Hosting a meal is not only a fun way to give back, it’s a fantastic bonding experience for any group! Bring your friends, family, co-workers, church groups, or community group and be what makes Terry’s House a home. Here's how it works:

Step 1: Review the Guidelines
Step 2: Check the calendar for availability
Step 3: Submit the Online Volunteer Request Form
Step 4: Take a Tour of Terry’s House kitchen
Step 5: Serve a meal
 

Where is Terry’s House Located?

We are located directly across the street from Community Medical Regional Center at 2730 Fresno Street Fresno, CA 93721.
 

Host a Meal FAQ's

The calendar below will show you what meals have already been reserved.

We always have 20 families staying at Terry's House, which is an average of about 40-60 people. If your group wishes to stay and eat too, please factor this into your planning.

Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m., Lunch at 12:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Your group and meal will be listed on our Calendar. Our families are thankful for and look forward to the volunteer made meals, so if you must cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled date, please notify us immediately at (559) 459-7200.

Total time averages about three hours. To start preparing your meal you may come as early as needed depending on cook/meal preparation. Please allow about one hour for clean-up.

The maximum group size is 10 people. We're limited with space and seating available in the kitchen so you may consider staggering arrival times or planning multiple hosted meal dates for larger groups. Children must have adult supervision.

Our kitchen is fully stocked with two ovens, four ranges, two microwaves, pots, pans, utensils, ice/water machine, and coffee pots. You may bring your own kitchen tools and equipment if you wish, but make sure to take them when you leave. We are not responsible for any tools, equipment, or personal items left behind.

Please bring paper plates/bowls, napkins, disposable flatware, dishware for leftovers, and cups. Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted.

Your meal may be as simple or elaborate as you wish. We have no food restrictions so you may provide any menu of your choice. If you’re not sure what to make contact the Volunteer Coordinator to get helpful meal ideas.

Yes, please keep health, safety and food contamination in mind to avoid possible food poisoning.

Lot #4 next to Terry’s House is available for parking. All parking stalls will have signage and guests and volunteers are welcome to park in any designated space.

A staff member will be on duty at the front desk to answer questions and assist with anything your group needs.

Every hosted meal flyer is posted in our lobby on every door and next to our guest sign-in sheet. The front desk staff will notify families.

Yes, we're always in need of canned and dry goods, as well as basic everyday household items (toilet paper, laundry soap, etc.) We have a wish list available with our most needed items.


Step 2: Calendar

Please use the calendar below to help identify a date for your group to host a meal. Click the arrows to view upcoming months.
 

Step 3: Volunteer Request Form