farmerscare

Farmers Care is a program that recognizes the commitment of farm families to raising healthy food for our communities. At the same time, it shows the way farmers volunteer to help those in need. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau supports this program by collecting food, and monetary donations, for Ronald McDonald House Charities, or other local charities in your district.

Each year, the Women’s Leadership Committee invites all counties to consider participating in the Farmers Care Program. Each county/district marks a time (between January 1st and April 30th) when farmers give back to the less fortunate in their communities. However your county sees fit to participate is up to you, but we ask that you please notify PFB of all donations so we can keep track of the difference you’re making in our state! Please return the 2017 Donation Grid to PFB, Attn: Farmers Care, PO Box 8736, Camp Hill, PA 17001-2740 by May 15, 2017.

If you would like to participate in a 2017 Farmers Care event in your area, please contact the person listed below:

Hershey RMH - February 9th - Joan Myers - 717.263.3328 or harvestdairy@yahoo.com

Philadelphia RMH - February 20th - John Caroff - 215.536.8674 or jjcaroff@verizon.net

Danville RMH - March 7th - Johanna Rohrer - 717.215.0766 or JLRohrer@pfb.com or - Jessica Darr - 570.971.2289 or JLDarr@pfb.com

Pittsburgh RMH - April 6th - Lisa Wherry - 724.255.1943 or la64wherry@yahoo.com

Scranton RMH - TBA in April - Cheryl Matulevich - 570.289.4114 or farmhope@hotmail.com

 

This past year, we celebrated $1,000,000 in donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities through the Farmers Care Program. Each house has a “wish list” available on their website, which you can find at www.rmhc.org. Please join with us to keep it growing!