Food Drive Wishlist

Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

Family, dad with two sons

The Comforts of Home

Our pantry food is available to nearly 90 families a day and it is typically full of staples to make easy meals, quick snacks, and homemade dinner options. By donating items from our Wishlist, you are helping to provide our guest families with a well stocked, clean, and happy respite to unwind after their long days at their child’s hospital bedside.

Donations are graciously accepted between 9 AM and 9 PM, 365 days a year at 555 Valley Street, Dayton, OH 45404.

Donation Guidelines

  • All donated foods must be unopened.
  • We are unable to accept donations of food or drink products past their expiration or “best used by” dates.


Individually packaged:

  • Cereal
  • Granola bars
  • Pop Tarts
  • Fruit & applesauce cups
  • Pudding cups
  • Individual cheese crackers
  • Individual bags of chips
  • Mac & Cheese cups
  • Dried fruits & nuts
  • Fruit snacks
  • Ravioli
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned soups
  • Fruit juices / Juice boxes
  • Hot chocolate
  • Tea


  • Lunch meat
  • Cheese sticks & slices
  • Lunchables


  • Chicken nuggets
  • Waffles/pancakes
  • Pizza Rolls
  • Hot Pockets/Burritos
  • Yogurt
  • Individual entrees