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Students cook dinner for those in need at Ronald McDonald House

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -

A charity in Marshfield is helping more people that just those within its walls. The Ronald McDonald House offers a chance for students to step up and serve.

They're serving some pretty tasty things.

Each month, students from the Marshfield Alternative School head to the Ronald McDonald House. Their task, "we are cooking dinner for the people that stay here while their kids are in the hospital," Marshfield Alternative School student Hamilton Drake said.

On Wednesday's menu was lasagna and seven-layer salad.

"Our families totally enjoy this program. They know they can come back for supper at no charge," Ronald McDonald House Director Sandra Zygarlicke said.

Families like Walter Albecker's. His grandson is at St. Joseph's Hospital, right across the street. Albecker says he can't thank the people enough that provide meals to his family.

"I'm grateful. I'm really grateful because this is something we wouldn't really be able to afford," Albecker said.

Many groups visit the Ronald McDonald House each month. This group of at-risk students learns cooking skills and how to help others.

"To see teenagers that will reach out and do something for others is tremendous," Zygarlicke said.

"I like to help them because if I couldn't afford it, I would like people to help me too," Marshfield Alternative School student Jessica Shelley said.

And that help is being felt by many people, one meal at a time.

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If you would like to find out how you can prepare a meal at the Ronald McDonald House, call (715)387-5899.

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