The South Carolina Women's Leadership Committees around the state collected more than $11,500 in food and donations from a drive conducted to raise funds for local charities around South Carolina. Members from county SCFB Women’s committees organized to collect food and money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville and the McLeod Guest House in Florence, SC. Each house also submitted an Amazon wish list so supplies could be sent directly to the location.
“As a grassroots organization, Farm Bureau is committed to enhancing and strengthening the lives of rural Americans,” said SCFB State Women’s Leadership Chair Megan Floyd. “The pandemic has magnified the need for charities like these, so we knew we had to continue to support them even if it was in slightly different ways this year.
“We are so very proud of our volunteers for stepping up and raising funds that were close to our annual numbers,” Floyd continued. “Even though most of our events are limited, we feel Food Checkout is so vital and important to these charities.”
And with specialized medical care not often available in rural areas, many people, including Farm Bureau members, have often found Ronald McDonald Houses and the McLeod Guest House to be an invaluable resource.
Food Check-Out 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 connecting people 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.
If you would like to support one of these charities in your area, visit www.scfb.org/foodcheckout.