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2010-02-18 / Community News

Food Check-Out Week

Farmers, ranchers and rural Texans will have a chance to lend a hand to help feed the hungry during the week of Feb. 21-27 when Texas Farm Bureau holds its annual Food Check-Out Week activities. For years now, county Farm Bureaus across Texas have hosted a number of activities to raise awareness of what food actually costs in relation to other items people must purchase. Counties would frequently make donations to local food pantries and charities, hold Farmers’ Share breakfasts and bag lunches for cents on the dollar and even give away groceries to a few lucky shoppers.

“Food remains one of the most affordable items Americans can buy,” said Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke. “It takes about five weeks for the average American to earn enough to pay for an entire year’s worth of food.”

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