Farm Bureau will pay co-op shopper's food bill

February 08, 1999

The Carroll County Farm Bureau plans to surprise a shopper between 9 a.m. and 12: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the Westminster Co-op Grocery Store by picking up the food portion of the total bill at the cash register.

The second annual "Food Check-Out Day" is meant to illustrate how relatively inexpensive food is in this country. Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 9, the average American worker will have earned enough money to pay for his or her whole year's supply of food, according to the Farm Bureau.

"As food producers, we are concerned that some Americans cannot afford to buy the food they need, but we are proud of the part Maryland farmers play in making our food supply more affordable for all," said Joan Myers, chairwoman of the bureau's Women's Committee.

Pub Date: 2/08/99

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