Meals from the Heart

After spending a day in hospital, preparing a meal is the last thing on the mind of the families who stay at Rānui House. We want to take this stress away – and that’s where we need your help!

Join our Meals from the Heart programme, a new dinner programme for the families at Rānui House.

The idea is simple. You bring your ingredients and energy and use Rānui’s well-equipped kitchen to get creating. Don’t worry – you don’t have to be a fabulous foodie or culinary genius. A simple home-cooked meal prepared with love and care is all we need to make the world of difference to our Rānui House families.

So gather your friends, family or colleagues for this fun and rewarding way to support our Rānui House families, and book your Meal from the Heart today.

We haven’t forgotten those who live outside of Christchurch. You can gift a Meal from the Heart by giving a donation to Rānui House – we’ll organise the rest! 

All meals must be prepared onsite unless you have opted to have the meal catered (yes you can arrange with a local restaurant to deliver dinner to Rānui House as a special treat for the families!). Your group kindly supplies the ingredients for dinner and dessert.

On average, catering is for 30-40 people plus your team – families love it when the guest Chefs join them for dinner.

We suggest four to six people cook dinner to enable your team to work easily within our kitchen space – this also ensures families aren’t overwhelmed. If there are more than six of you who want to get involved, you can book out several nights in a row – a company cook-off is always great fun and hugely entertaining for everyone.

If dinner is not your thing and you would prefer to offer a breakfast, lunch or join us to do some baking, please get in touch with our team to discuss – anything is possible.

How do you sign up?

It’s really easy!

Have a chat with your team, agree on a weekday evening to come in and cook.
Get in touch with our team on email or call on (03) 377 2515.

One of our team will be back in touch with you to confirm.

Make sure you mark the date in everyone’s calendar.

We will keep in touch with information, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

For more information or if you would like to meet us to discuss giving futher, please get in touch with Jodie Gill

Call 03 377 2515