Allamakee County Farm Bureau observes Our Food Link with annual grocery cart race

In observance of the newly-founded Our Food Link program, formerly recognized as Food Check-Out Week, Allamakee County Farm Bureau sponsored its annual grocery cart races that took place at Fareway in Waukon Wednesday, February 24. Participating were teams from Pro Build and Waukon Feed Ranch. The two teams were timed while gathering every item on their shopping list and trying to beat the other team through the check-out counter. The team from Waukon Feed Ranch finished with the fastest time and won the challenge. The two teams gathered two carts full of grocery items, perishable and nonperishable. Items collected totaled $215.46, and they were then donated to the Allamakee County Relief Office. Pictured left to right at the conclusion of the event are Todd Leikvold and Tamara Monk of Waukon Feed Ranch; Joan Smedsrud, Morgan Prouty, Assistant Manager Travis Gage and Andrea Miller of Fareway; Joan Lyons and Jeremy Hirth of Pro-Build; Rick Weymiller, Vice President of Allamakee County Farm Bureau; and Dustin Byrnes, President of Allamakee County Farm Bureau.
Our Food Link celebrates America’s safe, wholesome and affordable food supply. Iowa farm families play a pivotal role in feeding their communities and those around the world. Our Food Link is a year-round program that county and state Farm Bureaus can use to effectively reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture. Our Food Link offers the opportunity to reflect on the many healthy food options provided by farmers and appreciate the safety, wholesomeness and affordability of food produced in Allamakee County and the State of Iowa. Standard photo by Sara Aleckson-Melcher.


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