WV Farm Bureau Media Releases
 released 3-21-15

Farm Bureau Donates to Ronald McDonald Houses to observe “Food Check-Out”

Ronald McDonald HouseBUCKHANNON, WV – “Food Check-Out” is West Virginia Farm Bureau’s annual celebration of the affordable, safe and plentiful food grown by America’s agriculture community.  To mark the observance, county Farm Bureaus collect non-perishable foods and paper goods as well as monetary donations to support three Ronald McDonald Houses in West Virginia.

The first of three events will take place in Morgantown on Saturday, March 28th at 10 a.m.  Volunteer shoppers will gather at the Kroger on Patteson Drive to purchase meat and frozen foods and deliver them, along with collected items, to Morgantown’s Ronald McDonald House.

Huntington’s Food Check-Out event is scheduled for Thursday, April 16th at 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the Kroger in Barboursville, and deliver purchases and donations to the Huntington Ronald McDonald House immediately afterwards.

The Charleston Food Check-Out will be held Friday, April 17th at the Kroger in Kanawha City, at 10 a.m.  Traditionally, following the shopping excursion, volunteers load groceries for a ride to the Ronald McDonald House in a trolley generously provided by the city.

To find out how you can help support this great cause, call the WVFB office at 800-398-4630.