Family Dinner Volunteer Program at Munson Manor

Munson Manor guests are away from home, apart from family and friends, in an unfamiliar community during a stressful time in their lives. A home-cooked meal served with a warm smile provides tremendous comfort. Individuals or groups from the community are invited to provide a meal for Munson Manor guests.

Family Meal Program Details

• The Family Meal Program operates Sunday through Thursday.

• You may prepare your meal at home, or in the kitchen at Munson Manor.

• Plan for 20 - 25 people.

• Meals are served from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

Suggested Menus  

Typical menus include:

  • Hearty soup and salad
  • Stews
  • Sloppy Joes
  • Baked potato bar
  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Lasagna

Prepare what you enjoy making and remember desserts are always a big hit.

Supplies and Equipment

Munson Manor has beautiful kitchen facilities well stocked with:

  • Coffee, milk
  • Dishwashers, refrigerators
  • Microwaves, four ovens
  • Plates, bowls, flatware, napkins
  • Pots, pans, dishtowels

Sign Up to Host a Dinner  

Contact Munson Manor at 231-935-2300, via email at, or sign up online.

Contact Us to Confirm

Contact us to confirm menu details a day or two prior at 231-935-2300 or Signs will be posted around Munson Manor inviting families to your meal.

When You Arrive

• Unload in front of Munson Manor.

• Park in Lot J across from the Manor – a parking pass will be provided.

• Check in at the front desk.

• If you have not been to Munson Manor before, please ask for a tour.

• A volunteer or staff member will show you where the kitchen supplies are kept.


All of our guests may not be in the dining room between 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Many families will enjoy the leftovers when they return from the hospital later. Everything gets eaten, little is wasted.

After Serving Your Meal

Once guests have eaten, please cover the food and place the containers in the “House Refrigerator” for storage. Please clean the pots, pans and utensils that you used to prepare the meal and wipe down the kitchen countertops. Rinse the dishes, glasses and flatware and load one or more dishwashers as needed. Staff will add detergent and start them later. Let the manager or volunteer on duty know when you are leaving.

Thank you

Thank you for considering our Family Meal Program. Please call Beth Rose at 231-935-2301 if you have questions or wish to schedule a time to join us.