COLOMBIA – Representatives of the American Farm Bureau’s Women’s Leadership Committee from more than 10 South Carolina counties delivered food and supplies to Ronald McDonald House Charities in Colombia on Tuesday to celebrate Nationally Recognized Pest Control Week. food.
The AFB recognizes that Americans enjoy the safest, most abundant, and most affordable food supply in the world. The organization is using Food Crate Week to raise awareness, as well as educate and inform consumers about innovative ways to feed their families healthy food on a tight budget.
Since the program’s launch in the mid-1990s, The Food Check-Out Week has enabled Farm Bureau members to donate more than $3 million in food and monetary contributions to Ronald McDonald Houses and other charities. worthwhile charities.
“It’s contributions like Farm Bureau’s donation that will allow our Pack A Smile program to continue to provide our families with the comfort and care they need during these difficult times,” said Liz Atkinson, Chief Operating Officer. “There’s nothing like a delicious meal after being in the hospital all day to help a family feel like Ronald McDonald House is truly a place where they can find all the comforts of home.
The Ronald McDonald House of Columbia opened on May 18, 1983, and in 1996 the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia was formed, merging Pediatric Family Services of the Midlands and Ronald McDonald Children‘s Charities. Today, RMHC Columbia is an active and vibrant organization with a volunteer Board of Directors and professional staff serving families and children through two foundational programs, Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room.
The first family ward opened at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in 2003. Then, in 2008, with the construction of the new Children’s Hospital, a new family ward opened on the first floor of the Children’s Hospital and serves the families of children receiving care in the hospital. . We are supported by a caring community of volunteers and generous contributors and sponsors.