Lending A Helping Hand: Ronald McDonald House
Like everyone else in Auckland right now Ronald McDonald House at Auckland City Hospital are doing it tough. The need for their services hasn’t gone away – but Covid 19 restrictions have meant no volunteers to cook meals for the children and their families. Almost every year a team from Alpha volunteers up at the RMH and cooks their guests a dinner. Instead, this year, Alpha had the amazing opportunity to place Alireza Kaveh in RMH as a full-time cook free of charge for a week. RMH is a long-term client of Alphas and we could think of nothing better than to help them out with this contribution in these trying times.
Alireza is originally from Iran and became a citizen of New Zealand in 2017. He is an attentive chef with over ten years of experience. Well-versed in managing kitchens that serve 50 - 200 people per day, he is enjoying his role and happy to be helping such a great cause.
Maia Faulkner, Auckland Programmes Manager, RMHC New Zealand has this to say “Alpha Recruitment Ltd kindly gifted us a cook for a week! Ali spent 38.5 hours in the kitchen cooking 3-meals a day for House families. This kind of donation is a huge help at any time, but during lockdown - when we have had to change our foodservice model and produce so many more meals each day, and at a time when fundraising events have had to be cancelled – it's really been amazing! Thanks so much!””