Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee members gathered Feb. 20 at Sam’s Club in Dover to purchase several hundred dollars worth of groceries, which they took to restock the pantry at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.
The room offers families of newborns in the Special Care Nursery a place to have a snack, beverage or quick meal without leaving the hospital.
Groceries provided by the bureau filled the available shelves. The Women’s Committee has provided this restocking every year for more than 15 years. Funds for the purchase are set aside from profits from the bureau food booth at the Delaware State Fair.
Similar provisions are made across the nation by county and state Farm Bureaus in a program initiated in the mid-1990s. Bureau members have donated a total of more than $3 million in food and monetary contributions to Ronald McDonald Houses and other charities.