Florida Farm Bureau volunteers statewide will be celebrating Food Check-Out Week Feb. 13-17. The week will celebrate the abundant, nutritious food supply for all Floridians.
A fundamental part of our well-being as a society depends upon the domestic production of food. Florida farmers produce more than 300 different commodities and generate more than $148 billion in annual economic impact.
“Our farm families are committed to providing consumers with nutritious meals for the dinner table,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick. “Food Check-Out Week is a time to recognize the hard work of our farmers and ranchers and to help more people understand the benefits of contemporary agriculture.”
The average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm. To help better connect Americans to where food, clothing, shelter and energy are sourced, Farm Bureau volunteers will host various interactive community events statewide.
Sample events include educational and food displays at local grocery stores, food drives and donations to various charities, such as Ronald McDonald House Charities.
To find out what events are taking place in your community, contact the local Farm Bureau county office by visiting http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/county-farm-bureaus/.
Florida Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general agricultural organization, represents more than 145,000 member-families. We serve to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities.