2011-01-20 / Local & State

Food Checkout Day Set For Feb. 15

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Fulton County Farm Bureau will be celebrating Food Checkout Day on February 15 as a means of recognizing that growing and raising wholesome food is a farmer’s top goal. Pennsylvania’s farmers are committed to producing safe, abundant and healthy food and the Farm Bureau is helping consumers find solutions to eating healthy on a stretched budget. Food Checkout Day will be observed through a charitable donation of food and money to the Ronald McDonald House located in Hershey.

The Ronald McDonald House is a wonderful facility that provides needed resources and services to members of our community,” said Fulton County Farm Bureau President Reed Englert. “It takes a lot of support from various groups to provide this charitable service for our community. It’s a perfect way for us to recognize the bounty from our farms.”

A contribution of food or funds to the event can be made by contacting Sue Fleming at 717-987-3718 or donations, monetary and other, may be dropped at any of the following places: Keller’s Store, Hustontown; Mc- Connellsburg Motor and Implement, McConnellsburg; Wilkin’s Farm and Home Supply, Warfordsburg. Nonperishable food items, paper products, toiletries, individual-use personal items, and gift cards may be donated. Donations must be made by February 12, 2011.

The donated items will be presented to the Ronald McDonald House during a Food Checkout Day program in February.

The Fulton County Farm Bureau is a farm and rural organization that advances agriculture and provides cost-saving services for its members.

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