Lemon Tree steps up to help Ronald McDonald House in Boise

Posted at 3:19 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 17:36:41-04

BOISE — After COVID-19 concerns shut down the volunteer meal program that serves the families of sick children who stay at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho, another local business is stepping in to help.

Lemon Tree Co., a sandwich shop in Boise, created a "Family Four Pack" on their to-go menu dedicated to the families in the Ronald McDonald House.

"We're all trying to help each other out. We're all trying to survive," said Lemon Tree owner, Jasson Parra. "It's a need for us because we're able to keep the lights on, keep our four employees and also help feed the families staying at the house."

The to-go pack costs 35 dollars and includes four sandwiches, sides, and drinks. Customers can add the four-pack to any order by adding it to their cart, and Lemon Tree will deliver it to the families in need.

"The families are so appreciative of it," said Communications Manager for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho, Taylor Munson. "You'd be surprised when you're in a scary situation like they are, and how a little thing like a home-cooked meal or even their favorite snacks can just put a smile on their faces."

The program is helping out the restaurant and charity and plans to run indefinitely. To support them or for more information, visit