Agriculture
5:09 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Columbia's Ronald McDonald House recieves food donations

The Ronald McDonald House in Columbia received a donation of food from the Missouri Farm Bureau on Friday, February 7.

The Farm Bureau made the donation as a part of its annual “Thank a Farmer Week.” During the celebration, Farm Bureau members work to raise awareness about the importance of agriculture.

Credit Hope Kirwan / KBIA

   One part of this community role is producing many of the foods that Bureau members donated to the families at the Ronald McDonald House.

   “It’s gratifying for us to be able to help out and provide to families in need some of what we produce,” said Barbara Wilson, Audraine County Farm Bureau board member.

   Members of the Farm Bureau were also able to tour the new Ronald McDonald House, which began housing families in December.

Terri Gray, Executive Director of the House in Columbia, said that the charity has been successful because of community groups like the Farm Bureau.

   “We’ve been very fortunate in this community that so many businesses, so many individuals have really supported the families that we’re trying to serve,” said Gray. “We just really appreciate the generosity of the community and the support that we receive.”

   The Missouri Farm Bureau donated food to four Ronald McDonald Houses across the state during the week’s celebration.