The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee donated a basket of snacks and gift cards to the Ronald McDonald House in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, July 14, as part of the group’s ongoing commitment to connecting consumers with farmers and ranchers through the Our Food Link program.
The gift basket included gift cards to local grocery stores along with a wide variety of snack foods for families as they travel between the house and area hospitals.
In addition to the state WLC donation, Oklahoma County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee donated $100 to the house, which was presented by Oklahoma County Farm Bureau Women’s Chairman Sharlene Lambring, who also serves as the state WLC secretary representing OKFB district three.
“The Ronald McDonald House is one of the more important charities in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area because of the work they do to take care of parents while their children are receiving medical care,” Lambring said. “We love this opportunity to make a donation to such a meaningful group and provide these families with a variety of food and snack options.”
Susan Adams, president and CEO of Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Oklahoma City, said the donation helps the house provide families wth accommodations without the need to ask for a nightly donation.
“It does make sure there are nutritious meals and snacks that they can take to the hospital with them so that they are defraying their non-medical out of pocket costs,” Adams said.
The OKFB WLC made a similar donation in March to the Tulsa Ronald McDonald House for families with children receiving medical care in the Tulsa area.
Farm Bureau women have been donating to the Ronald McDonald houses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa for years, helping provide the families of children needing medical attention with plentiful and nutritious food options during their stay at the houses.
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.
Suggested caption: The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee presented a gift basket of snacks and gift cards to the Oklahoma City Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday, July 14, to provide snacks and nutritious meals to families staying at the house while their children receive medical care. Left to Right: Marcia Irvin, OKFB WLC Coordinator; Susan Adams, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City; Sharlene Lambring, OKFB WLC secretary; and Casidy McMeans, Oklahoma City Ronald McDonald House manager.