In honor of Food Check Out Week when my Twitter account reaches 10,000 followers my family will be donating and cooking a dinner for a local Ronald McDonald House & the families there. We will make sure the dinner is full of goodies grown and raised by America’s Farmer’s & Ranchers.
Food Check-Out Week, February 21-27, involving Farm Bureaus at the county, state and national level, celebrates the abundance and safety of food.
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Guiding us in our mission are our core values:
- Focusing on the critical needs of children.
- Celebrating the diversity of the programs we offer and the staff, volunteers and donors who make them possible.
- Staying true to our heritage of 35 years of responsible stewardship.
- Operating with accountability and transparency.
Ray is a partner with his parents in Ray-Lin Dairy in Denair, Ca. The operation milks 475 cows and double crops corn & winter forage on 130 of the 240 acres with about 90 acres of pasture. The family also has 1200 ac operation in Klamath Falls OR that raises alfalfa hay, wheat hay, and oat hay. Ray is currently secretary of the Agchat Foundation an entity he helped found whose mission is to empower farmer to use social media. He is currently a on the board of directors of CA Dairy Campaign, Dairy CARES, and is the 2nd Vice-President of Stanislaus County Farm Bureau. He is also a member of the National Dairy Board. In addition to his involvement in agricultural organizations’ he is the Chairperson of the Governance Committee at a newly formed charter school his daughter attends, and serves as a director for the East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District. Ray and his wife Erica live on the dairy with their two children.
Congratulations on reaching 10,000! What a wonderful idea to cook for the families of your local Ronald McDonald House. How many people are you serving?