March 13, 2014
Our Food Link Connects Consumers with Food
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|Otterby||Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Chair Terry Gilbert says Farm Bureau has developed a toolkit of activities for members to use in their communities to help people make the farm-to-food link and understand where food and fiber comes from. While the Our Food Link program is sponsored by the women of Farm Bureau, Gilbert says any member can be involved.|
|Gilbert||Anybody who’s willing to be involved in helping reach out and putting that face on a farmer are welcome to use these programs. We love having volunteers. We love having people who are willing to step up and talk about what you do on your farm, what do you grow, what do you raise, and just be willing to answer the questions that people have about those things that we do.|
|Otterby||Gilbert says Farm Bureau is still partnered with Ronald McDonald House through the new program.|
|Gilbert||We buy groceries for the Ronald McDonald House and fill their pantry and help them feed those families of seriously ill children.|
|Otterby||Farm Bureau is excited about this new program, Gilbert says, and hopes to see it grow past the blueprint of activities into a clearinghouse of further information on how food and fiber is produced. Seanica Otterby, Washington.|