Rushville Republican

February 11, 2014

Our Food Link at Save-A-Lot Saturday

By Kate Thurston Rushville Republican
Rushville Republican

---- — Marlene Fudge, Rush County Farm Bureau Inc. women’s leader, will be at Save-A-Lot in Rushville from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Saturday to help explain why we need farmers to grow our food.

Rush County farmers grow corn, soybeans, wheat and other crops to help supply food, clothing, shelter and energy for the world.

Our Food Link is a year-round program that county and state Farm Bureaus use to provide consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture. This includes helping people connect with sources of clothing, food, shelter and energy in their communities. Activities range from outreach at supermarkets or farmers markets to hosting interactive booths at community events, speaking with lawmakers and neighbors about food or visiting a classroom to help students understand agricultural topics.

“Farm Bureau has been doing this for at least 30 years,” Fudge said. “I am the only one doing this locally.”

Additionally, Rush County Farm Bureau will be collecting food that day for Rush County Food Pantry, recognizing the need to feed Rush County families.

“If people want to help out, they can donate to the food pantry,” Fudge said.

Throughout the year, Farm Bureau members help people connect with sources of clothing, food, shelter and energy in their communities. Activities range from outreach at supermarkets or farmers’ markets to hosting interactive booths at community events, speaking with lawmakers and neighbors about food or visiting a classroom to help students understand agricultural topics.