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Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis hires executive chef

Posted at 11:21 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 11:21:30-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Throughout the pandemic, organizations relying on volunteers have been significantly impacted and some people just don't feel safe volunteering during this time.

At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana, COVID-19 has impacted the ability to serve meals to families. That is because they have had to pause their volunteer meal groups.

This makes Vlad Bora's role especially vital. He's the new executive chef at Ronald McDonald House. A place where families who have children receiving care are hospital stay temporarily.

Bora lost his job at the beginning of the pandemic. He's now part of a new program launched to better meet the needs of families by offering nutritional food.

" (I'm) a fairly new father myself, so I can relate to the feelings the parents that have children at area hospitals may feel," Bora said. "Ronald McDonald House is not just a place to sleep, we want our families to experience comfort and joy. Offering nutritious comforting meals is a big part of that."

The goal is to help create a home away from home for families and a spokesperson with Ronald McDonald House say warm beds and hot showers are just as important as home cooked meals.