Grant County 4-H club members delivered non-perishable food items to the Grant County Food Pantry as part of Global Youth Service Day Friday, April 15. The Feed the Need food drive kicked off on March 15 with 4-H members recording public service announcements and placing collection totes at area businesses, grocery stores, churches, schools, and the Grant County Public Library.
Madison Jr. Livestock, Young Farmers, Jr. Busy Bees, and the Shooting Stars collected 840 items and 507 pounds of food which were donated to the Grant County Food Pantry. Korbin Leddy, Grant County 4-H Junior Leader, secured funds from the Sodexo Foundation to help with the promotion and food collection and also for assistance with Mercy Meal packaging events.
“The Feed the Need donation was made on Global Youth Service Day, the largest volunteering and service event in the world,” said Krecia Leddy, 4-H leader. “This food drive was a big success because of support from the community.” Following the donation, 4-H members enjoyed a pizza party.
Members taking part in the event are (left to right):Jace Peiker, Sage Lawrence, Elyse Reede, Grant County 4-H Youth Program Advisor Sara Koepke, Hunter Reede, Tayton Reede, Interlakes Community Action community service worker Heather Rise, William Karels, Benett Street, Food Pantry volunteer Edna Englund, and Korbin Leddy.