2012-01-19 / Local & State

Farm Bureau Marks Food Check-Out Day

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Fulton County Farm Bureau will celebrate Food Check-out day on February 21, 2012, 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 Check-out Day will be observed through a charitable donation of food and money to the regon’s Ronald Mc- Donald House located in Hershey. Food Check- out Day is that day in the new year when the typical family of four would have, with an average income, earned enough to purchase their food requirements for the entire year.

“The Ronald McDonald House is a great home away from home for parents and children caring for a loved one receiving treatment at the hospital,” said Fulton County Farm Bureau President Marlin Lynch. “It takes a lot of resources to provide this charitable service for our region. And, it’s a perfect way for us to recognize the bounty from our farms,” Lynch added.”

A contribution of food or funds to the event can be made by contacting Sue Fleming at 717-987-3718. The donated items will be presented to the Ronald Mc- Donald House during a Food Check-out Day program on February 21 that will include local farm families. This sponsored event will benefit all five Ronald McDonald houses in the commonwealth.

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

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