Donation to food bank


Farm Bureau Insurance agents in Colleton presented a check totaling $6,129 to Edgewood Baptist Church, 138 Wildwood Dr., Walterboro. to help meet the increased demand for assistance in its food pantry due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Agency Manager Wayne McKenzie and Associate Agency Manager Jody McMillan and agents Steve Frasier, Jay Schrimpf and Morgan Thomas presented the food bank donation to Pastor Rodney Lyons and his wife, Samantha, on Wednesday May 6.

“I am so proud to work for a company that believes in giving back to our communities and helping others,” McKenzie said. “It was truly a humbling experience to be a blessing to those in need.”

The donation is one of many taking place across the state. Farm Bureau Insurance is donating a total of $300,000 to food banks all across South Carolina. Each Farm Bureau Insurance office is selecting a local food bank to assist in their community.

“At South Carolina Farm Bureau we are committed to serving our rural communities, and I am excited that we are able to support the food banks with this donation,” South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation and South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company President Harry Ott, said. “These food banks are a lifeline for so many and it is important for us to give back to them whenever possible, especially now in these unprecedented times.”

In addition to the statewide food bank donations, Farm Bureau Insurance announced in April that the company will provide a two-month premium credit to its personal auto insurance customers. Other assistance is also available for those impacted by the virus.

For more information about the company’s COVID-19 response, visit


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