For the past 14 years, Cook County Farm Bureau has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities®.  

Through this partnership, Farm Bureau members and volunteers have been able to donate much needed food, pop tabs and funds to assist families during the most difficult time of their lives, when a child is sick.  The 2014 Food Checkout Day program will be held on Thursday, March 20 at the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House located near Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and at the Ronald McDonald House located near Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn.

Please consider joining us in this great effort!  With your support, we hope to raise enough food to feed 3,000 people!

Food and pop tab donation can be dropped off at your local Country Financial Agency or the Cook County Farm Bureau office prior to March 14.  Cash donations can be sent to: Cook CFB, 6438 Joliet Road in Countryside, IL 60525.  Checks should be made out to Ronald McDonald House Charities®.

In addition to food, pop tab and cash donations we are also seeking sponsors for the program (see below).  Thank you for your continued support of this tremendous partnership!

 

Food Checkout Day 2014

March 20, 2014

Food Checkout Day highlights the safe and nutritious food that farmers grow while drawing attention to those families who struggle to find solutions to feeding their families healthy foods on a tight budget.

Through our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana we are able to assist families during the most difficult time of their lives, when their child is ill.

Join Cook County Farm Bureau® in celebrating Food Checkout Day 2014!  Proceeds raised will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

SPONSOR LEVELS
Sponsors are invited to participate in the “Countdown” to Food Checkout Day on the Farm Bureau’s Facebook page.  

Books Sponsor
For the past four years, Cook County Farm Bureau has asked area grade schools to donate food, cleaning supplies and pop tabs to help fill Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana pantries.  The schools that help fill the Houses’ pantries receive books to fill their libraries.  Join us in providing students with positive, life changing books.  Books Sponsors will receive signage at the event and be listed in all publications and mailings associated with Food Checkout Day.
$500

Cart Sponsor
Includes cart signs at Chicago and Oak Lawn grocery store events.
Help us race to fill Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana’s pantries by sponsoring a cart during the Chicago food plate scavenger hunt and Oak Lawn shopping spree.  Shopping carts will be used to transport food and cleaning supplies from the store to the Chicago House after the scavenger hunt and from the Oak Lawn store to the trailer after the shopping spree.  Cart sponsors will be listed in all publications and mailings associated with Food Checkout Day.
$250

Weeks’ Worth of Meals for a House Family
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana cares for families during their most difficult time, when someone they love is ill.  Help the House to provide a home cooked meal to families whose child is receiving treatment at a nearby hospital by donating a week’s worth of meals for a House family.
$150

Countdown
For the weeks prior to Food Checkout Day, Farm Bureau invites any sponsors, organization or group of individuals to submit a picture for use on social media to help us countdown the days to Food Checkout Day.

Contact either Bona Heinsohn or Kelli McSherry at (708) 354-3276 if you'd like to sponsor Food Checkout Day 2014!