The Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee celebrated Food Check-Out Day on February 7, 2015 by purchasing groceries that they then donate to the Ronald McDonald Room at Kent General Hospital/Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, DE. Food Check-Out Day marks the time of year when American’s will have earned enough disposable income to pay for groceries for a family of four, for the rest of the year.
Each year, the DFB Women’s Committee purchases over $450 worth of groceries from Sam’s Club in Dover, DE and stocks the cupboards at Bayhealth’s Ronald McDonald Room. The donation will allow families with patients in the NICU at Kent General to have a snack or quick meal while still staying close to their loved ones.
DFB Women’s Committee also work closely with the AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee Our Food Link program. The program works to educate consumers and students all year long on agricultural topics, while also speaking with legislators and supporting community events. The program also includes food collections and monetary donations for charities like Ronald McDonald House. To learn more, visit wwe.defb.org.