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Archer County Farm Bureau made a $200 donation to the Archer Service Center in Archer City. The Center provides Meals on Wheels to homebound senior citizens and also serves lunch on weekdays at their facility for those who can come in and have a meal.
Atascosa County Farm Bureau held a farmer’s share lunch on Feb. 23. The county sold hamburger lunches for $1 each to demonstrate the amount of money a farmer makes—only 16-19 percent—on the price of food products.
Bandera County Farm Bureau held a canned food drive among the county's fourth grade classes from Alkek, Hill Country, Medina, Utopia and Pipe Creek Christian elementary schools. The canned food collection was donated to The Helping Hands of Bandera County.
Baylor County Farm Bureau teamed up with Seymour Elementary for a food drive to celebrate Food Check-Out Week. The students collected a whopping 709 pounds of food to donate to SoHo (Seymour Organization Helping Others).
These students help load a truck with the food collected. The second grade collected the most food at 243 pounds! Baylor County Farm Bureau will treat them to a pizza party this spring.
A special thanks to all the students and families who participated and also to Mrs. Exum’s Student Leadership Team for coordinating the event. Pictured are members of the Seymour Elementary Student Leadership Team and BCFB President Mark Daniel.
Bee County Farm Bureau donated $300 to The Vineyard for the Bee County Food Bank. Attending the presentation were: (seated, l-r) Bee County President Ellis McKinney, Vineyard Director Bettye Hale, (standing) 2nd Vice President Randy Walls and 1st Vice President James Blackburn.
Bexar County Farm Bureau donated $100 to the San Antonio Food Bank.
Blanco County Farm Bureau donated $250 each to Johnson City Christian Food Bank and Blanco Food Pantry.
Bosque County Farm Bureau donated $150 to all three food banks in the county—Bosque Valley Food Pantry, Clifton Food Bank and North Bosque Helping Hands. Pamphlets were given to all churches in Clifton stating the meaning of Food Check-Out Day and giving information on times and location for the “Farmer's Share Luncheon.” Newspaper articles and ads were placed in local newspapers. Clifton Food Bank was spotlighted this year with a "Donate Non-Perishable Pantry Item — Get a FREE Barbecue Sandwich Day." The board of directors and agents collected a pickup load of pantry items and $158 in donations.
People lined up with their non-perishable donations to trade for a delicious barbecue sandwich.
Jerry Smith of the Clifton Food Bank accepts a check from Bosque CFB leaders Calvin Rueter, Gary Phillips and David Bevels.
Bowie County Farm Bureau provided lunch for $2 for the first 30 customers at Shirley's Diner, showing that the farmer receives about 20 cents out of every dollar spent on food. Posing with Bowie CFB's new banner are: Greg Mabus, field representative; Caleb Ramage, Bowie County YF&R; Brian Triplett, board member; Jimmy Anderson, county president; and Brent Ramage, customer.
Blanket FFA won first place in the Brown County Farm Bureau Food Check-Out Week contest. The food drive collected more than 1,000 pounds of food, which has been donated to the Good Samaritan Ministries. Blanket FFA members collected 429 pounds of that total. Pictured receiving the winning prize of $500 from Brown County Board Treasurer David Touchstone is Chapter President Kaeden Chasteen.
Burnet County Farm Bureau made several donations to help out local food banks: $300 went to Briggs Baptist Church Food Bank in Briggs; $300 to St. Vincent DePaul Charities in Bertram; $500 to Lakes Area Care, Inc. in Burnet; and $500 to The Helping Center in Marble Falls. Above, Burnet County Farm Bureau members Macyl Orman and Ray Cagle present Lottie McCorkle of LA Care a check to purchase food for their outreach program. Also pictured is LA Care volunteer Joyce Juhnke.
Ray Cagle and Macyl Orman present Marble Falls Helping Center Executive Director Sue Kennedy with a $500 donation.
Cherokee County Farm Bureau visited three Brookshire Brothers and picked one to two shoppers in each store and purchased $25 to $50 of their grocery bill. County President John Griffith and Tara Hoot went to the Alto location and selected shoppers Mary Ann Selman and Janie James, explaining to them also what Food Check-Out Week was all about.
The next stop was Rusk Brookshire Brothers. Board member Joe Daniel and Tara Hoot selected shoppers Donna Hill and Louise Kennedy and put $25 toward their grocery bill.
On day three, board member Katie Snyder and Tara Hoot made a stop at the Jacksonville Brookshire Brothers and selected shoppers Mark and Krisite Trezise to receive $50 toward their grocery bill. All participants were delighted to learn about where their food comes from, along with the added bonus of a reduced grocery tab.
Coke-Sterling County Farm Bureau donated $50 each to the Coke County Food Pantry and to the Sterling County Senior Citizen Center, which also provides funds to the Sterling County Meals on wheels.
Colorado County Farm Bureau donated $100 to each food pantry in the county: Columbus, Eagle Lake and Weimar.
Comanche County Farm Bureau Food Check-Out Week observance involves the Community Rehab Project for the county. Last year, over 210 local and some out-of-county volunteers completed home renovations, including painting, roofing, siding and windows on 18 homes in Comanche County during one week in June. Another 100-plus volunteers worked in food preparation, delivery and other needed positions. Comanche CFB makes a $200 donation to the food service to help feed the volunteers. County Secretary Karen Coplen works in the kitchen to help serve the food.
Concho County Farm Bureau gave $125 to their local food pantry. The presentation was made at the Eden Public Library. Approximately 40 families receive food from this pantry weekly. News coverage appeared in The Eden Echo.
Cooke County Farm Bureau donated food to VISTO and had an article published in the local paper regarding Food Check-Out Week.
Dawson County Farm Bureau donated more than $800 to Dawson County Senior Citizens and Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC). Getting donations ready were: (back, l-r) Andy Boyd, Don Vogler, Brad Boyd, Seth Vogler, Val Stephens and (front) Vicki Huckert, CWJC director, and Jerry Barnes, Claiborne's Thriftway manager.
Delta County Farm Bureau's board of directors shopped at the local supermarket and purchased various items— including cereal, canned meat and vegetables—to present to the Department of Human Resources for distribution as needed in the county.
Denton residents poured into Cartwright’s Ranch House restaurant for a farmers' share breakfast hosted by the Denton County Farm Bureau.
Denton County farmers and ranchers visited with locals about agriculture over coffee, bacon and eggs.
Restaurant patrons enjoyed breakfast for a fraction of the regular cost to demonstrate what percentage of the menu price goes back to the farm.
Tommy Calvert, Denton County Farm Bureau president, presents local 4-H students with a $250 check for collecting the most canned food items in an areawide contest.
DeWitt County Farm Bureau donated $400 to Bluebonnet Youth Ranch in recognition of Food Check-Out Week. At the presentation were (l-r) Tommy Wenzel, Al Janak, Kim Reeves of Bluebonnet Youth Ranch and DeWitt CFB President Robert Nagel. Bluebonnet Youth Ranch is a nonprofit provider of residential care for dependent children. At the beginning of February, Bluebonnet Youth Ranch had 24 residents and a monthly grocery bill of close to $3,000. DWCFB is proud to help with part of this grocery bill for the week of Feb. 19-25.
Fayette County Farm Bureau asked Judge Ed Janecka to sign the Food Check-Out Week proclamation. Attending the signing were: (l-r) Matt Quinlan, Alfred Bohot, Clint Bushacker, Paul Kohlleppel, Burine Divin, Daniel Muras.
A table was set up at H-E-B, where shoppers donated food items and cash to help keep food affordable, healthy and nutritious, and also to recognize America's farmers for helping keep it that way. Manning the table were: (l-r) Donnie Dippel, Wrenda Joost, and Burdine Divin.
Floyd County Farm Bureau sold breakfast burritos in Floydada. County leaders (l-r) Eric Smith, Todd Hinsley, Dane Sanders and Brad Yeary manned the table.
Foard County Farm Bureau donated $50 to the local food pantry.
Fort Bend County Farm Bureau recently help recognize Food Check-Out Week with some local cities. Pictured receiving a proclamation from Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen (right) is Fort Bend County Farm Bureau President Charles Oberrender.
Gonzales County Farm Bureau contributed $50 to God’s Storehouse and G.C.A.M, local agencies that provide assistance to families in need. County Judge David Bird signed the proclamation for Food Check-Out Week.
Guadalupe County Farm Bureau prepared 300 pork burgers and sold them for 50 cents each.
Local residents lined up to get this great bargain. Proceeds were donated to The Christian Cupboard, the local food pantry.
Hale County Farm Bureau had a shop-off race at a local grocery store. Brandon Joy, Hale County FB board member, was interviewed by Pete Christy of KCBD-TV in Lubbock prior to the race.
The local 4-H team was disappointed at losing to Pete Christy's team and received t-shirts saying “We got beat by Pete.” The event provided awareness of the safety and affordability of food in the U.S.
Hamilton County Farm Bureau awarded one customer at David's Grocery and one at Super S Grocery $50 worth of groceries.
Super S grocery customer Betty Simmons gets a check from County President Lloyd Huggins to help pay for her groceries.
David's Grocery Store customer Beverly Lester is surrounded by Hamilton CFB Board Secretary Juanit Anders and Assistant Manager Audra Wiese.
Harris County Farm Bureau President Damian Prause, board members Hobert Smith and William Kalbow presented a check for $452.54 to Cypress Assistance Ministries. Also, Harris CFB and St. John Early Childhood students teamed up for a food drive, with students collecting a total of 820 food items. The food items were taken to the Cypress Assistance Ministries, along with the check from Harris CFB. The winning class was rewarded with a Planting Party. Hobert Smith and his wife, Levern, and Kassandra Kalbow led the classroom activity. The class planted tomato plants to take home, along with learning parts of a plant.
Haskell County Farm Bureau hosted a canned food drive to help the Haskell County Food Bank. With a donation (non-perishable food or monetary), the person was eligible for a drawing of a gas grill. Approximately 408 cans of food, two cases of toilet tissue and $410 in cash were donated to the food bank.
Haskell Mayor John Gannaway (left) drew the name for the gas grill. Roy Wright with the Haskell County Food Bank was thrilled to receive the non-perishable food items and check from Haskell CFB Vice President Johnny Josselet.
Agency Manager Kenny Tanner (right) lets Haskell CFB member Robert Tribbey know that he won the gas grill.
Food Check-Out started in December for the Hood-Somervell County Farm Bureau. The holiday season stretched county food banks to the limit. A donation of $800 was given to the four local food banks at that time. During Food Check-Out Week, Hood-Somervell CFB chose to seek out senior members on fixed incomes. A $100 food card was given to four lucky Farm Bureau members. Their appreciation was shown in these remarks: “You have no idea how much this will help”; “This is such a blessing”; and “I needed this so bad. How did you know?” County President Darwin Davis is pictured with Jo Golden.
Hopkins-Rains County Farm Bureau had a contest where the local radio station asked trivia questions pertaining to Food Check-Out Week. The caller who answers correctly wins a $50 gift card from the local Brookshire's grocery store. Brenda Payne was presented with one of the gift cards by board member Andy Wright.
Hopkins-Rains CFB Board President Don Smith presents the Meal A Day Center in Sulphur Springs with a donation of $500 during Food Check-Out Week. Attending the presentation were (l-r) Leon Asbill, Delores Miller, Meal A Day Coordinator Karen Weatherman, President Don Smith and wife Marilyn, Danny Evans and Peggy and Jerry Gibby.
Hopkins-Rains County Farm Bureau donated $1,000 to the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial Fund in Sulphur Springs. Presenting the check is Board President Don Smith. Also pictured are: Danny Evans, Delores Miller, Leon Asbill, Fred Moseley and Jerry Gibby.
Hunt County Farm Bureau leaders Gene Martin and Bobby Ayers presented Wally Jeffers, executive director of Hunt County Shared Ministries, with a check for $500.
Jack County Farm Bureau board members went to the two local grocery stores and spent $100 at each place, buying non-perishable items to be donated to the local food pantry. This is just one of the ways that the local office gives back to the community.
Jim Wells County Farm Bureau partnered with Jim Wells AgriLife Extension to celebrate Food Check-Out Week.
The original plan was to cook 300 hamburgers for a sack lunch to focus on the farmers' share of the meal. The board agreed that in order to spread the message no one could take more than 10 burgers. That plan was changed when the local newspaper, the Alice Echo, called to say that they wanted all 300 burgers as they had arranged with the Jim Wells County sheriff’s department to deliver these burgers to needy families. The board quickly changed their plan and prepared 600 hamburger sack lunches.
It took tremendous team effort for this task to be accomplished but a special thanks goes to CFB director and county agent Rogelio Mercado for preparing more than 600 patties.
Jones County Farm Bureau President Carl Marugg presented a $500 check to Agency on the Aging Director Rita Thomas for the Meals on Wheels program.
Kleberg-Kenedy County Farm Bureau spent $623.79 and H-E-B added a $40 gift card for a total of $663.79 worth of groceries, which were distributed to the Kingsville, Riviera, and Sarita food pantries. Board Secretary Cindy Flores, Agency Manager Don Lynch and Patricia Lerma, ISR for Kleberg-Kenedy CFB, were involved in buying all the groceries and delivering to them to the pantries.
Riviera Food Pantry was thrilled to receive the much-needed food items.
Sarita Food Pantry welcomed Kleberg-Kenedy CFB representatives with open arms as they helped fill the pantry shelves.
Knox County Farm Bureau made a $100 donation to the local food pantry.
Lamb County Farm Bureau got set up for Food Check-Out Week by having Judge Mike Deloach sign a Proclamation. At the signing were: (l-r) Ricky Yantis, Judge Deloach, Rep. Jim Landtroop and Dustin Jennings.
Board members work hard to get sausage biscuits assembled for a breakfast. They handed out around 100 in Olton. Preparing the breakfast were: (l-r) Billy Tiller, Steve Johnson, Ricky Yantis, Erik Spain and John Synatschk.
David Wagner of the Lavaca County Farm Bureau presented a $100 donation to Jackie Robertson of Manna Food Pantry. Other board members attending the presentation were: Pat Pesek, Leo Henke, Charlie Haas, David Bohuslav, Lawrence Grahmann and Anthony Matula.
Lee-Bastrop County Farm Bureau donates to food banks in Lee and Bastrop counties each year. President Mike Organ presented a check to Gloria Richardson of the Tanglewood Food Pantry. The pantry served 180 families and 225 individuals last month and Lee-Bastrop CFB is proud to help.
Leon County Farm Bureau donated $100 to each of the five food pantries in the county.
McLennan County Farm Bureau held a Farmers' Share Breakfast at the Rocket Café in Robinson on Feb. 21. Approximately 80 patrons paid just $1.55 for a full breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast and coffee, and the farmers paid the difference.
Local FFA students ate breakfast with McLennan CFB members for only a fraction of the actual cost—thanks to the farmers paying a significant portion.
McLennan CFB board members surprised grocery shoppers at the H-E-B in Hewitt by paying the food portion of their bills. The county Farm Bureau’s total came to more than $1,000 and helped about 10 shoppers.
McLennan CFB Vice President Marc Scott (front, left) and President Kevin Huffman (front, right) presented donations on the county’s behalf to the Ronald McDonald House in Temple. House Manager Troy Frick (top, left) and Executive Director Susan Bolton (top, right) accepted the donations.
Matagorda County Farm Bureau made donations to the food pantries of the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and The First United Methodist Church recognizing the need everyone has to find solutions to feeding families healthful foods on a tight budget. Each organization was given $200.
Matagorda CFB Vice President Cary Orsak presents the donation to Mrs. Knebel at First United Methodist Church Food Pantry.
Jason Sanders (right) of the American Red Cross of Matagorda County accepts the $200 donation from Orsak.
Jan Hales of the Salvation Army of Matagorda County is happy to receive the donation from the Matagorda CFB.
Milam County Farm Bureau handed out $1 coupons, representing the farmer and rancher share, for each breakfast purchased at the Busy Bea Cafe in Rockdale and each noon meal at the Downtown Cafe in Thorndale. The coupons showed the farmer's share of several breakfast items.
Louis Alvarez of The Downtown Cafe welcomes customers to his noon buffet.
Milam County FB President Jay Beckhusen spoke with customers as enjoyed the breakfast and learned more about where their food dollar goes.
Board member Janet Crouch handed out coupons at the cafe in Thorndale to help pay for patrons' lunch and provide some farm facts.
Mills County Farm Bureau asked County Judge Kirk Fulk to sign a proclamation for the local Farm Bureau regarding Food Check-Out Week.
A check was presented to the local food pantry on behalf of the Mills CFB, recognizing the need everyone has to find solutions to feeding families healthful foods on a tight budget. Representing the Farm Bureau were President Wayne Ketchum, Gary Daniel, and Don Barnett.
Mitchell County Farm Bureau donated $150 to each of the following entities: Loraine Senior Citizens Center Meal Program, Wallace Senior Citizens Meal Program and the Community Mission for their food program. The county also ran ads on the local radio station explaining what Food Check-Out Week was all about. The CFB is also planning to give away a basket of groceries to needy family.
Montague County Farm Bureau recognized Food Check-Out Week through donations of $75 each to the Bowie Senior Citizen Project, Nocona Carpenter Shop and the Bowie Mission.
Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau President Terry Chandler presents a $100 check to a representative of Godtel, a local ministry/food bank.
Panola County Farm Bureau donated $100 for food to Mission Carthage during Food Check-Out Week.
Polk County Farm Bureau had a proclamation signed by the county judge and submitted a news release to the local newspaper with a photo of the signing. They also made a donation to Polk County Mission Center.
Refugio County Farm Bureau President David Mundine presents a $300 check to James Henke for the local food bank/good samaritans.
Jessie Villarreal, Refugio CFB member, received a $50 H-E-B gift card to pay for his groceries.
Amanda Anzaldua and children also received a $50 gift card to H-E-B for their groceries.
Darryl Wilson, owner of the “Eagles Nest” in Woodsboro—a non-profit after school program for area kids—received a $100 H-E-B gift card.
Sabine County Farm Bureau matched a $100 donation made by the local Brookshire Brothers that went toward a grocery gift card. Together, they donated the gift card to the local United Christian Services to help a needy family. At the presentation were: (l-r) Dickie Hargis, Sabine CFB president; Margaret Smith, United Christian Services representative; and Jeremy Eells, Brookshire Brothers manager.
County commissioners proclaimed Feb. 19-25 as Food Check-Out Week in San Patricio County. Pictured are County Commissioners Nina Trevino and Fred Nardini, Farm Bureau President Travis Adams, San Patricio CFB Secretary-Treasurer Bobby Rieder and Commissioners Alma Moreno and Commissioner Jim Price.
Members of the San Patricio County Farm Bureau and H-E-B employees flank shopper Kay Roach after she was picked to have her edible purchase paid for and bagged in recyclable bags as part of Food Check-out Week. Pictured (l-r) are Dennis Brezina, William Hathorn (rear), George Hernandez, Wesley Schmidt, Kay Roach, David Krebs, Margie Narvaez, Crissy Garcia and Greg Hidalgo.
Kay Roach wasn’t quite sure at first if David Krebs (left) and Dennis Brezina of the San Patricio County Farm Bureau were serious when they offered to pay for her groceries as she headed for the check-out at the Portland H-E-B. But, she was delighted when she realized it was true. “I’m so surprised! It’s a nice feeling when you work hard and something like this happens,” said Roach, who commutes daily from her home in Woodsboro to her job in Corpus Christi.
Scurry-Stonewall-Kent County Farm Bureau donated $250 to the Stonewall County Food Pantry, which services approximately 75 families. Pictured at the presentation are: (l-r) are Darryl Blackwell, David Stubblefield, Joe Wirsching, County President Cody Cribbs, Necie and Doyal Robertson, Jim Guess, and Jay Beakley.
Scurry-Stonewall-Kent CFB also donated $250 to the Bruce Long Food Pantry in Jayton. The food pantry services approximately 45 families monthly and purchases their supplies from the South Plains Food Bank in Lubbock. Attending the presentation were: (l-r) Joe Wirshing, Brenda Long, County President Cody Cribbs, Jim Guess and Darryl Blackwell.
Scurry-Stonewall-Kent CFB donated $250 to the Scurry County Food Pantry, which services approximately 100 families. The needed supplies are purchased from the South Plains Food Bank and United Supermarkets in Snyder. At the presentation were: (l-r) David Stubblefield, Cody Cribbs, Sonny Greenfield, Joe Wirshing and Darryl Blackwell.
Scurry-Stonewall-Kent CFB donated $250 to the Snyder Senior Citizens Center, which serves approximately 110 meals daily at the center and delivers another 115 meals via Meals on Wheels. The presentation was attended by: (l-r) David Stubblefield, Cody Cribbs, Carla Thompson, Joe Wirshing and Darryl Blackwell.
Smith County Farm Bureau made a $500 donation the The East Texas Food Bank in Tyler, along with sending an explanation of Food Check-Out Week and a letter thanking them for all they do for our community.
The annual barrel painting contest sponsored by Starr County Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-out Week. Board members present were (l-r): Jewel Peterson, Samuel Rodriguez, Deborah Gonzalez and Omar Montemayor.
Top Winner: Ronnie Zamora, president of the Starr County Farm Bureau, presented a check for $100 to RGCCISD Grulla High School FFA, winners of the Food Check-Out Week barrel painting project held in conjunction with the Starr County Fair. The winning barrels featured the letters TFB on them, plus the Food Check-Out Week theme. America’s farmers and ranchers are dedicated to producing safe, healthy and abundant food, and Food Check-Out Week is devoted to helping teach Americans how to stretch their grocery dollars with healthy, nutritious food. Barrels will remain on exhibit and in use during future Starr County fairs. Other winners were: 2nd Place, El Vaquero 4-H Club; 3rd Place, Anna S. Canavan Elementary “Teddy Bears”; and 4th Place, Rattler 4-H Club.
Glenda Knight, president of the Stephens County Farm Bureau, donated $100 to Peggy Holder (left) of the local Meals on Wheels. This program ensures that elderly shut- ins receive a nutritious, hot meal two times a week.
Titus County Farm Bureau Board of Directors voted to donate $300 to Titus County Cares Food Pantry. Pictured at the presentation were: (l-r) Teresa Price, executive director of Titus County Cares; Titus CFB Secretary-Treasurer Barbara Parker; and Gordon Nelms, Titus County Cares board member.
Tom Green County Farm Bureau held their sixth annual Food Check-Out Day event on Feb 9, 2012, with the board cooking 1,200 hamburgers for 50 cents each.
After expenses, approximately $1,000 was made to donate to the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank. H-E-B donated $700 of hamburger meat and all the vegetables, and Mrs. Bairds Bread donated all of the buns.
The board received donations from about 20 local agri-businesses such as banks, seed and fertilizer companies and crop insurance companies. These donations covered the cost of the event, including having KGKL Radio run ads seven days before the event and do a three-hour live remote during the event. KLST TV also came out during the noon hour to cover the activity and did a live interview with the county president.
Travis County Farm Bureau leaders delivered $300 worth of food to the Austin Ronald McDonald House. Making the delivery were Lamar and Pat Weiss, Mauri Pouttu and Ralph and Connie Breed. The partnership between the Travis County Farm Bureau and the Ronald McDonald House began more than 10 years ago.
Tyler County Farm Bureau gave $250 to Caring is Sharing, which helps give out food to the needy in Tyler County.
Van Zandt County Farm Bureau donated $500 to MANNA, the local food bank in Van Zandt County.
Victoria County Farm Bureau donated $250 to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent. Victoria CFB President George Hood presented the check to Food Bank Executive Director Dennis Brown.In addition to this donation, the county will host a "question of the day" trivia bit with one of the local radio stations. Each winner will receive a $25 H-E-B gift card, donated by the Victoria County Farm Bureau.
Waller County Farm Bureau donated $150 each to the Waller Food Pantry and Brookshire/Pattison Food Pantry.
Washington County Farm Bureau held their annual Food Check-Out Day at H-E-B. The board selected a random shopper and purchased their basket of groceries. The winner was Gaylynn Farguson of Brenham and the county paid $150.51 for her groceries. The county also made a matching donation of $150.51 to Bread Partners of Washington County. At the presentation were: (l-r) director Russell Borgstedte; winner Gaylynn Farguson; director Linda Oberhoff; director Larry Winkelmann; and HEB representative Dennis Sanders.
Wharton County Farm Bureau donated 120 pounds of rice each to Blessing Cup of El Campo and Share of Wharton, for a total of 240 pounds.
Wheeler County Farm Bureau prepared 200 hamburgers and sold them for $1, representing the farmers' share. They partnered with the local grocery store and all donations received were donated to the local Cornerstone Outreach. Preparing the burgers were: (l-r) Mark Elmore, Marcus Hardcastle, Ike Finsterwald, Matt Moore, John McDowell, Cecil Pierce and Gary Alston.
For the fifth year in a row, Wilbarger County Farm Bureau board of directors cooked and sold 1,000 hot dogs and 1,400 hamburgers in front of United Supermarket in Vernon. United Supermarket donated the buns. They raised $1,850 to donate to the United Samaritan Service of Vernon.
Vernon FFA students helped serve.
Williamson County Farm Bureau donated $100 to the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin and designated the funds to be used by food pantries in Williamson County.
Wilson County Farm Bureau made donations of $100 to each of the three food banks in the county. News coverage appeared in the local newspapers. Attending the presentation were: (l-r) Ervin Kotzur, president of Wilson CFB; Betty Ortmann, business manager, Poth Food Pantry; Emmit Rotter, executive director, Poth Food Pantry; Dr. Robert Palan, La Vernia Christian Food Pantry; and Judy Green, By His Grace Food Pantry of Sutherland Springs Baptist Church.