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MCFB food checkout day a yummy success


Customers Donna Windler, Dianna Baines and Allan Baines enjoy their breakfast prepared by Busy Bea owner Becky Booker Marek. Customers Donna Windler, Dianna Baines and Allan Baines enjoy their breakfast prepared by Busy Bea owner Becky Booker Marek. It was a cold and windy day on Friday, February 24, but those who braved the cold wind were welcomed with a coupon for $1 off their breakfast at Busy Bea Café in Rockdale and their lunch at Downtown Café in Thorndale.

In observance of Food Check- Out week – noting the end of February as the time it takes for an average wage earner to earn enough money to pay their food bill for the rest of the year - the Milam County Farm Bureau contributed money toward the purchase of a meal for each customer at the Busy Bea Café in Rockdale and the Downtown Café in Thorndale.

A one dollar coupon was given to each person to represent the dollar value of the producer’s share of the meal.

According to the most recent information from USDA, American families and individuals spend, on average, less than 10 percent of their disposable personal income for food.

We want to thank the Busy Bea Café and Downtown Café for participating with us to honor the producers of our food and fiber and to bring awareness to the fact that the American farmers and ranchers are unmatched in their ability to consistently produce an abundance of safe, nutritious and affordable food.


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