Bannister Family House: How to Help


Coming home to a prepared meal brightens the day and lessens the load for our guests. Through hosted meals, families have a chance to connect and share their feelings and experience with others staying at the House and the people providing the meal.  Meals may be prepared in advance or cooked at the House by you or your volunteer group.

If you'd like to "Host-A-Meal":

  1. View availability here and select a date!
  2. Complete the BFH Host-A-Meal Reservation Form and fax to 619-543-7937 or email to

The Bannister Family House Staff will be in touch to confirm your Host A Meal date.

Wishing Fountain

Monetary Donation

If you are interested in making a monetary contribution to the mission of the Bannister Family House, you may donate with cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted) in any amount. Donations may be designated in honor of or in memory of a specific individual and acknowledgement will be sent to the person or family.

You may also designate your donation towards a specific purchase, in person or in writing. If you would like to make a donation to directly assist a less fortunate family, ask the manager for information on our Adopt-A-Family program.

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Wish List

Download the Bannister Family House Wish List to learn about our specific needs.


Bannister Family House volunteers are recruited through the Volunteer Services Department at UC San Diego Health. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Bannister Family House, please call 619-543-7977.


Pala Dinner Siemens Lunch Siemens Lunch
Delta Phi Epsilon Volunteers Supervisor's Breakfast Supervisor's Breakfast
Volunteering Students Supervisor's Breakfast Ray and the family