SC Farm Bureau Women Donate to Local Charities
The South Carolina Women's Leadership Committees collected more than $10,000 in food and donations from a fundraiser conducted to raise funds for local charities around South Carolina. The McLeod Guest House in Florence as well as Ronald McDonald Houses in Columbia, Greenville and Charleston all received donations from the fundraiser.
As a grassroots organization, Farm Bureau is committed to enhancing and strengthening the lives of rural Americans. Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities and similar charities is a good fit because they help families maintain the strength needed to care for seriously ill or injured children undergoing medical treatment by providing them with a “home away from home.” And with specialized medical care not often available in rural areas, Farm Bureau members have often found Ronald McDonald Houses and the McLeod Guest House to be an invaluable resource.
Our Food Link is a year-round program that county and state Farm Bureaus use to provide information about today’s agriculture to consumers of all ages and backgrounds. This includes helping people connect with sources of clothing, food, shelter and energy in their communities. Activities range from outreach at supermarkets or farmers markets, to hosting interactive booths at community events, speaking with lawmakers and neighbors about food, or visiting classrooms to help students understand agricultural topics.