2014-02-27 / Letters

Thanks For Food Check Out Day Support

To The Editor:

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has recently concluded its annual commemoration of “Food Check Out Day,” when by that time of the year ample income would have been earned to support a family of four for a year. (Setting aside of course, any other expenses to run or operate a household.) That time was February 18. This activity is intended to draw attention to the production of an abundant and safe food supply in the State of Pennsylvaina.

During this time, PFB encourages all who can to share the abundance of our “production” with others, and we do that by collectiing nonperishable food items and other things of necessity for the five Ronald McDonald Houses across the state. Fulton County Farm Bureau’s item drive is delivered to the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, Pa. That was done on February 18, along with other county farm bureaus that surround the Hershey Complex.

So, a big thank-you to all who contributed a few pennies to several hundred dollars, churches, businesses and civic organizations, also to those who offered their businesses as drop-off sites, as well as those who gave counter space for our collection jars. You are great!

The Hershey Ronald McDonald House is a magnificant facility that offers a home away from home when the need for caring staff and shelter is the greatest in the lives of so many.

Just a note: Most of the work that goes on at the RMH facility is done by a volunteer staff. They are so worthy of our appreciation as well.

The Fulton County Farm Bureau (FCFB) is so grateful to so many in this county for your continued support of this very worthy and much-needed facility.

Much appreciation goes to our county co-ordinators Sue Fleming, Bert Adams and Donna Lynch for taking on this task.

Marlin Lynch,



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