Centric Columbus continues to give back to the community, from donating to non-profit organizations to serving feasts at the Ronald McDonald House Charities next to Columbus Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Centric Columbus has volunteered at Ronald McDonald House Charities for a few years, preparing and serving meals to dozens of families at the house. On June 18, more than 20 employees and relatives worked together to make some tasty dishes that garnered praise from patrons.

Centric employees Alexandria Grumman and Patti Luther created the menu, shopped for supplies, and pre-cooked some meals. When describing the meal preparation, Alexandria referred to a quote from Harriet Van Horne, an American newspaper columnist and film critic: “Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with complete abandon or not at all.”  Complete abandon it was!

“It was a great way to show our support and give back to help these families who are going through unimaginable times with their children,” said Patti.

Centric Columbus  Gives Back

Volunteers worked from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to prepare, cook, and serve the menu, which included: orange marmalade pork roast tacos, cilantro lime rice, chips and salsa with avocado dip, enchilada quinoa bake, fresh fruit, cookies and cake.

Dinner helpers worked from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in serving the following menu: cheese and sausage-stuffed shells, garlic roasted green beans, salad bar, garlic bread, fresh fruit, cookies and cake.

In line with one of Centric’s core values to “ignite passion for the greater good,” this community service event allowed employees to support the greater good.

“We can’t wait to participate again next year!” said Mara Belcher, Operations Manager for Centric Columbus.

Just to give you an idea of how the day went, here are a few photos:

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About Ronald McDonald McDonald House Charities

The Columbus Ronald McDonald House is the largest in the world. Every night, hundreds of moms, dads, brothers and sisters stay with us in the House, only steps away from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and are provided a bit of stability in the midst of challenging times. Families can make the House their home away from home for as long as their child is being treated in the hospital.