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FOOD CHECK-OUT WEEK

The Food Check-Out Week connection between Farm Bureau and Ronald McDonald House Charities was forged more than a decade ago. Since the program was initiated in the mid-1990s, Farm Bureau members have donated more than $3 million in food and monetary contributions to Ronald McDonald Houses and other worthwhile charities.

For the past several years, the third week of February was selected for Food Check-Out Week as a way to celebrate American food and as a bridge to National Nutrition Month in March. During this week, farmer and rancher members of many local Farm Bureaus reached out to consumers in their communities with tips on how consumers can stretch their grocery dollars with healthy, nutritious food.

NEW FOR 2014 – OUR FOOD LINK

In 2014, Our Food Link will replace Food Check-Out Week as a supported program of the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee.

Our Food Link is a year-round program that county and state Farm Bureaus can use to effectively reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture.

Web pages dedicated to Our Food Link will be rolled out in fall 2013. Check back for updates!

Food Check-Out Week promotional materials will be available for purchase here while supplies last. A report on state Farm Bureau 2013 events and activities is available here.


Contacts:

Cyndie Sirekis
(202) 406-3649
cyndies@fb.org

Elaine Bristol
(202) 406-3629
elaineb@fb.org