Farmers Care collecting donations for Ronald McDonald House

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Farm Bureau is holding its annual Farmers Care event by collecting donations of food and other items during the month of February for the Ronald McDonald House in Danville.

The donations will be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House on March 13.

Farmers Care is a program that recognizes the commitment of farm families to raising healthy food for our communities and at the same time shows the way farmers volunteer to help those in need.

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) has supported this program for 20 years by collecting food and monetary donations for the Ronald McDonald House charities.

The PFB Leadership Committee invites local churches and organizations to participate in Farmers Care, this year the collection begins Feb. 1 through 28.

Items to be donated include:

r Food staples — Individual cereal boxes (child size “fun packs”), individual juice boxes, snack items-cookies, fruit roll-ups etc., K-cups (coffee, tea, etc.), cooking oil, sugar/flour, mayonnaise, baking mixes (cakes, cookies, etc.), canned icing, spaghetti sauce, canned pasta (ravioli, etc.), disposable salt and pepper shakers and box meals (pot roast, turkey, spaghetti dinner).

r Personal care products — travel size toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream and mouthwash, combs/brushes, feminine hygiene products, baby wipes and soap bars.

r Paper products — cube facial tissue boxes, storage bags (refrigerator/freezer gallon size), 3oz. and 12oz. cups (hot and cold), disposable bowls, aluminum foil, paper towels, take-out containers with lids.

r Laundry products –high efficiency detergent/bleach, dryer sheets.

r Cleaning products — handi wipes, dish detergent, automatic dishwasher detergent, jet dry, lysol spray air freshener, anti-bacterial hand soap (pump), Mr. Clean magic erasers, dusting cleaner, brillo, stainless steel wipes and Bon-Ami cleanser.

r Office supplies — laser printer/copier paper (8.5×11), Post-it notes (3×3) and black sharpies.

r Miscellaneous — Glad/Ziploc disposable storage containers, serving/cooking utensils (tongs, spoons, spatulas), screwdrivers (Phillip’s and flat), 9×13 cake pan with lid, batteries (C, AA, AAA, 9 volt), painting sponges and brushes, 30 gallon storage containers with lids and 60 watt equivalent LED light bulbs.

r Gift certificates — Walmart, Target department store, Weis Market, Giant Foods, Staples and Amazon.

Donations may be dropped off in donation boxes located at First National Bank, Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren, Albright United Methodist, Trinity United Methodist and Mr. Pleasant Bible Church, all in Loganton; Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church and Salona United Methodist Church, both located in Mill Hall; the Sugar Valley Ag 4-H Club, Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Flemington First Church of Christ and Clinton County Stockman 4-H Club.