Food Check Out Week
Showing that Farmers Care
Thank you to everyone who participated in the successful 2014 events.
Including new donations topping $58,000 in 2014,
Pennsylvania farmers have collected more than $896,000
for the Ronald McDonald Houses over the past 16 years. Read more
Pennsylvania Farm Families Highlight Growing Healthy Food at Food Check-Out Week Events (All-Time Donations to Ronald McDonald Houses Exceed $896,000) – Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is celebrating Food Check-Out Week (FCOW), February 16-22, which recognizes that farmers deeply care about growing and raising healthy food for consumers.
Under the direction of the Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, Food Check-Out Week is celebrated by Farm Bureau members from across the state by collecting food, money and other needed items for Pennsylvania’s Ronald McDonald Houses or local food banks. Every participating county Farm Bureau conducts its collection drive differently, but some examples of events include: collection boxes at area supermarkets and schools; coin collections at schools and churches; bake sales, and 4-H and FFA fundraisers. Then, during Food Check-out Week, all of the collected items and cash are presented to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Philadelphia, Hershey, Danville, Scranton and Pittsburgh, or to a local food bank.
Contact your county Farm Bureau to find out how to donate.