The spirit of farm communities has always been one of working together and giving back. In 2019, as part of the 100-Day Centennial Challenge, Farm Bureau and grassroots members continued this tradition by giving their time, talents and resources to lift their communities and help local charities. A few highlights from AFBF’s national program committees are below.
Noah’s Bandage Project – the Promotion & Education Committee launched a new effort to collect bandages for kids, in addition to dairy product donations for food pantries.
Ronald McDonald House Charities – the Women’s Leadership Committee is on track to exceed its goal of raising $100,000 for a donation drive to support Ronald McDonald Houses that was launched in honor of the AFBF Centennial. RMHC provide a “home away from home” for families with critically ill children.
Harvest for All – For the 17th year, the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee put food on the tables of those in need through volunteer time and donations to local food banks and soup kitchens. As part of the 100-Day Challenge, members donated 3,044 pounds of food, raised/donated $3,350 and volunteered 98 hours. Since Harvest for All was launched, Farm Bureau families have gathered 306 million pounds of food, logged more than 179,000 volunteer hours and raised $7.8 million in donations.