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McDuffie County Farm Bureau to participate in Food Check-Out Day

The McDuffie County Farm Bureau is participating in a statewide Food Check-Out Day event.

During January and early February, the group will be taking donations to assist the hungry in McDuffie County and provide food and assistance for the Ronald McDonald House of Augusta.

"Not only is America's food supply the world's safest, but it is also the most affordable," said J. Robert Farr, president of McDuffie County Farm Bureau.

"As we celebrate the efficiency and productivity of our farmers in Georgia and all our farmers and ranchers in the United States, we want to share that bounty with others less fortunate in our community and be a part of the statewide effort to provide assistance for one of the Ronald McDonald Houses in Georgia.

To help celebrate the bounty from America's farms and ranches, Feb. 7, has been set as the Farm Bureau's Food Check-Out Day.

Many people take for granted that we have the most safe and affordable food in the world, according to the McDuffie County Farm Bureau.

The Farm Bureau is asking people to share that abundance with those less fortunate in McDuffie County and other communities.

For every donation made at the McDuffie County Farm Bureau office, the donor's name will be written on a special card and displayed during the donation period.

"Of the money collected during this time, half will stay here for us to assist the hungry in McDuffie County. The other half will go to the Georgia Farm Bureau Women's Committee, the sponsor of the statewide effort, to help assist visiting families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Augusta," said Avis McGahee, McDuffie County Farm Bureau Women's Committee Chair.

Web posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005


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