JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri Farm Bureau volunteers donated food, pantry items, and grocery gift cards to Ronald McDonald House of the Four States on March 2 for the 24th annual Thank a Farmer Day.
The Missouri Farm Bureau’s “Thank a Farmer Week” is a time to celebrate the abundance of food, fuel and fiber produced by the American farmer. Throughout the week, county Farm Bureau volunteers give back to their local communities in a variety of ways, sharing the message of agriculture with friends and neighbors. Thank a Farmer efforts are coordinated by the Missouri Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee.
This was the 24th year that members from the Missouri Farm Bureau, local FFA chapters, and Missouri Farm Bureau agents have come together to support Ronald McDonald House of the Four States.
“The local chapters of the Missouri Farm Bureau are so generous every year, and their donations typically supply our House with food for several months,” said Jerri Sargent, House Program Manager. “This day is a big blessing for the families that stay with us, but we also see it as an opportunity to honor and recognize the essential work of farmers.”
To learn more about the Missouri Farm Bureau, visit https://mofb.org/.
Find out how you can become involved with Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States by visiting www.rmhjoplin.org or calling 417-624-2273.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States provides temporary lodging for families of seriously ill children (0-21 years) and ill expectant mothers being treated at Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital. Located at 3402 S. Jackson, Joplin, our 14,000 square foot facility is much more than a room to stay in. It provides comfort, support and resources for families with seriously ill children just steps from the hospital. For the over 200 families that Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States serves annually, we give a family with a sick child what they need most – each other.