The South Carolina Women's Leadership Committees around the state collected more than $12,000 in food and donations from a drive conducted to raise funds for local charities around South Carolina. Members from county SCFB Women’s Chapters 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.
“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. “Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities and similar charities is a good fit for our local SCFB Women’s Chapters 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, 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.