The Islanders wives group made a special visit yesterday to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island to cook lunch for the families staying at the house. Arriving with bags of food and warm smiles the ladies were ready to give the families staying at the house a special treat.
Upon arrival the group was welcomed by staff and given a tour of the recently renovated facility. The tour took the group from room to room visiting the kitchen areas, play room areas, meditation rooms and even the gym which was sponsored by the Katie McBride Foundation in honor of young Katie McBride that passed away from childhood cancer.
Following the tour the ladies went to work preparing a feast for the 80 residents living in the house. The menu includes Beef Tacos, Chicken Fajitas along with some homemade chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
"All of the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House are going through tough times as their children are undergoing treatment. The last thing any of them are thinking about is cooking their meals. We came down today to lend a helping hand and to make sure a hot meal is on the table for when they get back from the hospitals," said Megan Bailey.
Visiting the Ronald McDonald House has become a yearly tradition for the Islanders and the Islanders wives group and is something the group looks forward continuing in years to come.