Members of Pennsylvania’s Farm Bureau celebrated food check-out week Tuesday by giving back to Ronald McDonald houses across Central Pennsylvania. Food check-out week recognizes that growing and raising healthy food is a farmer’s top priority. As part of the charitable campaign, members collected food, gift cards, and other needed donations. They then delivered the items via a wagon pulled by a tractor to the Hershey Ronald McDonald House in Derry Township, Dauphin County as well as five other Ronald McDonald houses in the region.
Mark O’Neill, Spokesperson for the PA Farm Bureau says, “Farmers do care about producing safe and healthy food. They want to get out to consumers, let them know, sometimes you might here something in the news even that is usually not what farmers are all about. So they care and being able to come here to the Hershey House and provide food, which helps them throughout the year is very beneficial.”
Over the past 15 years, The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has collected more than $800,000 in donations for Central Pennsylvania Ronald McDonald houses.