Cash at grocery checkout emphasizes farmers’ role


Shopper Tim Konz (center) smiles as Glenda Giggy, woman’s leader for Huntington County Farm Bureau Inc., hands Owen’s North cashier Pam Wall cash to help pay Konz’s grocery bill. Konz was one of several shoppers chosen at random to receive cash. Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A handful of lucky shoppers received some unexpected help in paying for their groceries at Owen's North on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

They were recipients of cash from the Huntington County Farm Bureau Inc., handed out at random by Glenda Giggy and Linda Miller. Giggy is the Farm Bureau's woman's leader, and Miller is assistant woman's leader.

The cash give-away was part of the Farm Bureau's efforts to help consumers become more aware of where their food comes from and recognize the farmers who work to supply the food.

While Giggy and Miller handed out the cash at random, they looked for shoppers whose carts were filled with more "straight from the farm" items rather than processed foods.

In addition to handing out the cash, they offered educational information and recipes to the shoppers.

The promotion was part of the Farm Bureau's Our Food Link, a year-round program designed to provide consumers with information about today's agriculture.

The program was previously known as Food Check-Out Week.

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Shopper Tim Konz (center) smiles as Glenda Giggy, woman's leader for Huntington County Farm Bureau Inc., hands Owen's North cashier Pam Wall cash to help pay Konz's grocery bill. Konz was one of several shoppers chosen at random to receive cash from Farm Bureau representatives, part of a promotion to emphasize the importance of farmers.