American Buffet

“You can’t sell it, but it’s still a good squash and somebody can use it,” said Larry Eckhardt, who grows pumpkins, corn and other crops on his 1,100-acre farm in Rensselaer County. “To me as a farmer, and as a fellow resident of Earth, we need to help out whenever we can. Because there are some truly needy people out there.”

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said Wednesday it received limited reports of potential skin irritations that may be associated with the bands, which look like step counters. Terri Hickey, a McDonald’s representative, said in an email that McDonald’s is “fully investigating this issue” and that restaurants are “offering our youngest guests an alternative Happy Meal toy.”