The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee donated a gift basket of snacks and gift cards to the Ronald McDonald House in Tulsa on Tuesday, March 15.
Farm Bureau women donated the items to help families who have children receiving care at local hospitals during their stay at the Tulsa Ronald McDonald house. The donation is part of the WLC’s Our Food Link activities for the year, which seeks to connect consumers with the food Oklahoma farmers and ranchers grow and raise.
“This donation puts Oklahoma Farm Bureau in front of people from across our state and connects them with where their food comes from,” said Lena Henson, OKFB WLC vice chairman. “Farmers and ranchers enjoy producing food, and this is a great opportunity to connect with our consumers while helping families during times of need.”
The donation included gift cards to Braum’s and local restaurants. A variety of snack items gave families the ability to grab food items on their way to and from nearby hospitals.
Jean Ann Hankins, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa, said the donation of snacks and gift cards provides foods that the house otherwise would not be able to offer to residents.
“This is something that we look forward to annually,” Hankins said. “I love the variety of it because we can use it exactly how we need it and that is to provide items for our families that other groups do not donate, such as fresh produce, milk and eggs from Braum’s and the other gift certificates that we can use.”
The OKFB WLC will make a similar donation to the Oklahoma City Ronald McDonald House for families with children receiving medical care in the Oklahoma City area.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a “home away from home” for families with children receiving medical care at local hospitals, providing peace of mind as families navigate medical appointments, decisions and procedures.
Our Food Link is a year-round program that county and state Farm Bureaus across the nation use to reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture.