St. Louis area Chili’s restaurants are offering their customers the opportunity to order up big helpings of generosity and compassion with their meal. During the month of March, area Chili’s Restaurants will accept customer donations on behalf of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The funds raised will be used to provide Meals That Heal gift cards for the hospital’s patients and families.

Participating Chili’s locations in Missouri include: Mid-Rivers Mall, Fenton, Florissant, Kirkwood, Chesterfield and Arnold. Participating Chili’s locations in Illinois are Carbondale and Fairview Heights.

"The stress of hospitalization can take its toll, especially on families of patients admitted for lengthy hospital stays," says Janice Bailey, vice president of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation. "Being able to get away from the hospital for a meal or to even enjoy great take-out in their rooms can be a welcome distraction. And we thank Chili’s for their support."

For more information on Chili's Meals that Heal, please contact Rebecca Belanger at 314.286.0972 or RMQ0216@bjc.org