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Our Relationship with McDonald’s

How our founding mission partner & local restaurants support families

RMHC Bay Area is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

The support of our local community allows us to support thousands of caregivers and children seeking lifesaving care at our region’s leading children’s hospitals every year.

38,421 overnight stays to help keep families close to their hospitalized children
168 students enrolled in Ronald McDonald House School (Carter Family Classroom)
5,073+ hours donated by volunteers helping to offset the cost of program operation, and offering care and love to families
7,749 gifts donated for Comfort & Joy from 250 holiday toy drive
104,387 free meals to help keep families close to help nourish families with ill or injured children
8,123 snack packs delivered to families at the hospital
Did you know? 56% of families report household food insecurity, according to 2023 RMHC local impact research study with Stanford Medicine.
$18,524,165 in housing, meal, and support services to families in medical crisis

Today, we are stronger than ever due in large part to the support of our local McDonald’s community, customers and service partners. Their support extends from monetary contributions to volunteerism; from board participation to media donations and has helped us impact thousands of lives by giving children support, stability and the best medicine of all – their families.

Together, owners, customers, suppliers and employees of the Greater Bay Area McDonald's Cooperative throughout the 15-county Bay Area and Central Coast region provide invaluable support in the following ways:

  • Giving at McDonald’s – Round Up & Donation Boxes: Every time someone visits a McDonald’s restaurant, customers can help support families at RMHC Bay Area by choosing to Round-Up for RMHC when they place an order on the kiosk or ask a crew member to Round-Up the total at the counter or drive-thru. Customers may also drop spare change in any of the RMHC Donation Boxes in restaurants or drive thru.
  • Fry Assessment: One cent from every pound of fries sold at local McDonald's restaurants benefits RMHC Bay Area, totaling more than $200,000 annually.
  • Shamrock Shake: Released each spring, 25 cents from every small Shamrock Shake sold at local McDonald's restaurants benefits RMHC Bay Area..

Follow McDonald's of the Greater Bay Area on Twitter @McD_BayArea for up-to-date information, announcements and more.

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