Our Food Link is a year-round program that parish and state Farm Bureaus use to provide consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture. This includes helping people connect with sources of clothing, food, shelter and energy in their communities. Activities range from outreach at supermarkets or farmers’ markets to hosting interactive booths at community events, speaking with lawmakers and neighbors about food or visiting a classroom to help students understand agricultural topics.
This year the LFBF Women’s Leadership Committee is once again collecting charitable donations for local Ronald McDonald Houses. Monetary donations will be used to purchase other goods that are requested by the homes. Checks for donations should be made payable to Louisiana Farm Bureau and mailed to the State Office, attn: Megan Gravois. Donations will be delivered to the New Orleans Home on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. and to the Monroe Home on Thursday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. We will be collecting food, toiletries, paper goods, etc. A sample donation request letter is attached and we ask you to use when soliciting donations from local companies in your parish.
A list of items needed is as follows:
Air Freshener Spray, Aluminum foil/plastic wrap, Batteries (sizes: AAA, AA, C, D, 9V), Blank Greeting, Cards, Bottled Water, Brushes, Canned Soup, Chlorine Bleach, Coffee (Regular, Decaf), Coffee Creamer, Combs, Condiments (Ketchup/Mayonnaise), Cooking Oil/Spray, Dishwasher Detergent, Disinfectant Wipes, Disposable latex gloves, Dryer Sheets, Individually Wrapped Snacks (Chips, Goldfish, Granola, Little Debbies, Peanut Butter Crackers, Pretzels, Pudding Snack Packs, Teddy Grahams), Instant Oatmeal, Juice (individual servings), Liquid Hand Soap, Liquid Laundry Detergent, Mailing & Duct Tape, Napkins, Pancake Mix, Paper/Foam Plates, Paper Towels, Plastic Storage Bags (all sizes), Plastic Utensils (forks, knives, spoons), Postage Stamps, Reams of Paper, Salad Dressing, Scotch Tape, SOS pads, Storage Bins, Sugar, Swiffer/Wet Mop pads, Taco Seasoning, Toilet cleaners/brushes, Toilet Paper, Toothbrushes, Travel-size toiletries, Umbrellas, White Washcloths/Hand Towels
If you’re interested in participating, or if you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Megan Gravois (225.922.6213; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Niki Clarke (225.922.6314; email@example.com).