have teamed up to call attention to the abundance, safety and affordability of food – and benefit victims of domestic violence at the same time.
The Luna County 4-H Council, with support from the local Farm Bureau, used the occasion of Food Check-Out Week this week to draw attention to the fact that even in today's economy, food remains safe and affordable.
For the second year in a row, additional monies were donated by the Border Belles Cow Belle organization and
local ranchers Kenny and Merrianne Treadwell with The Rainbow Ranch.
The American Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week each February, focusing on stretching the family grocery budget with healthy, nutritious food.
The Luna County 4-H Council again sponsored a non-perishable food drive, with donated items going to The Healing House, Deming's domestic violence shelter.
And the Luna County Farm and Livestock Bureau, Border Belles and the Treadwells donated cash to allow the 4-H members to shop for perishable items such as beef, fruits and vegetables,
and dairy products for The Healing House.
The 4-H members spent nearly $900 on perishable food during their shopping trip Wednesday.