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Food Check-Out Week highlights farm service around the Big Bend

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Posted at 7:34 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 07:34:23-05

Members across our region's Farm Bureau’s are celebrating Food Check-Out Week at the Tallahassee Ronald McDonald House.

The Annual District II Food Check Out Day will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday with the presentation of the groceries and pop top tabs, followed by the meal for the residents, board of directors, and other guests.

A fundamental part of our well-being as a society depends upon the domestic production of food.

Farmers and ranchers provide us with an abundant, nutritious food supply throughout the year.

Food Check-Out Week, set for Feb. 17-21, commemorates the value of this achievement for all Floridians.

Locally, Leon County Farm Bureau President Sharon Spratt said, “For over 15 years, Leon County Farm Bureau has had the pleasure of taking part in the Food Check-Out Day and Legislative Luncheon with other members from our District. This event is in celebration of Food Check-Out Week; a time to recognize the productivity of farmers and ranchers who work hard to feed us. Food Check-Out Week is designated the third week of February, as it is traditionally the time that many families have earned enough income to buy their groceries for the year.”

Leon Farm Bureau is affiliated with the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, the state’s largest general interest agricultural organization, representing more than 145,000 member-families.

Florida Farm Bureau serves to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities.