The OKFB Women’s Leadership Team donated $3,000 in food products to the Ronald McDonald House of Oklahoma City and the Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa, Feb. 11 and Feb. 12, as part of the new AFBF Our Food Link initiative. The members also cooked and served a meal for the families staying in the Oklahoma City location.
Our Food Link is a year-round program that county and state Farm Bureaus use to provide consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture. 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 a classroom to help students understand agricultural topics.
As a grassroots organization committed to enhancing and strengthening the lives of rural Americans, supporting RMHC is a good fit because the charity helps 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 to be an invaluable resource.
For more information on Our Food Link with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Team, contact Marcia Irvin at (405) 523-2405.