Food Checkout Week in Bonham

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

Forty-four cents for a hamburger? If you are in Bonham on Thursday, you can have a couple for less than a buck. Local farmers hosted a cookout at the downtown square not just to celebrate but to present their views on the abundance and affordability of food in America.

The burgers cost 44 cents to show that farmers and ranchers only get 22 cents out of every dollar you spend at the grocery store.

David Hembree of the Fannin County Farm Bureau said if you show up late, you'll probably left hungry.

Farm Bureau officials say it takes farmers five weeks to earn enough income for an entire year's worth of food for a family.

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  • by BUTCH "DUBYA" HICKSON Location: THE STIX on Feb 7, 2008 at 05:37 PM
    some people just eat to much; thats their problem! like that 500 pounder i saw with her 8 kids; i saw at wal-mart yesterdee mornin'
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2008 at 12:04 PM
    Oops, I meant, some people don't earn as much in FIVE months to feed a family for a year.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2008 at 12:03 PM
    Yeah, it takes a LOT of people 5 weeks (or MORE!) to earn enough money to feed their family for a year. Some people barely earn that much in a month.
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