2013-01-16 / Local & State

Food Check-Out Week Feb. 17-23

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is the commonwealth’s largest farm organization, with more than 53,000 members. Through member involvement in the 54- county farm bureaus, members work together to build a stronger relationship between agriculture and local communities.

One PA Farm Bureau program that supports the local community is Food Check- Out Week. Food Check-Out Week, February 17-23, 2013, helps to emphasize that Pennsylvania’s farmers are committed to producing safe, abundant and healthy food and that the Farm Bureau is helping consumers find solutions to eating healthy on a stretched budget.

As a way of celebrating Food Check- Out Week, county farm bureaus from across Pennsylvania are collecting food and money and will donate these items to local food banks or to one of the six PA Ronald McDonald Houses.

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