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University of Illinois Extension serving Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Marion County
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-1446
FAX: 618-548-9891
Email: uie-bcjmw@illinois.edu

Bond County
925 E. Harris
Greenville, IL 62246
Phone: 618-664-3665
FAX: 618-664-9277
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Clinton County
1163 N. Fourth Street
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-4551
FAX: 618-526-4597
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Jefferson County
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Washington County
9623 Wall Street
Nashville, IL 62263
Phone: 618-327-8881
FAX: 618-327-8882
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

News Release

4-H Members Fighting Hunger

4-H Members Fighting Hunger

4-H members from Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington counties will gather on February 10 for Illini Fighting Hunger. Illini Fighting Hunger is a meal packaging program that allows 4-H members and their families to help provide meals to their local food pantries.  This is the third year in a row that Illini Fighting Hunger has been held in our area.

 The participants work in an assembly line to measure and pour dry ingredients into a pouch that is then vacuum-sealed and boxed for delivery to food pantries.  The meals are protein rich, easy to prepare, and have a long shelf live. They also come with a recipe book of ideas to prepare the meals in different ways.

 Meal packaging this year will be at Christ Our Rock High School outside of Centralia. In addition to the 4-H families, this program is supported by local sponsors. Thank you to Prairie State Energy Campus, Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, Bond County Farm Bureau, Washington County Farm Bureau and Bass-Mollett. For more information about Illini Fighting Hunger meal packaging, call the Clinton County Extension Office at 618-526-4551.

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Local Contact: Elizabeth Miller, Extension Educator, Youth Development, lizmill@illinois.edu