Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline and White Counties

Main Office (Saline County)
912 S Commercial Street
Suite 4
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Phone: 618-252-8391
FAX: 618-253-3006
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Gallatin County)
216 S. Murphy
Ridgway, IL 62979
Phone: 618-272-3022
FAX: 618-272-3024

Branch Office (Hamilton County)
100 S. Jackson
Courthouse Basement
McLeansboro, IL 62859
Phone: 618-643-3416
FAX: 618-643-3206
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Hardin & Pope County)
Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
354 State Hwy 145 North
Simpson, IL 62985
Phone: 618-695-6060
FAX: 618-695-2492

Main Office (White County)
1715 College Avenue
Carmi, IL 62821
Phone: 618-382-2662
FAX: 618-382-2276
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Extension Meetings

Unit 24 4-H IFH Food Packaging Event

Saturday October 28, 2017 • 8:00 AM

This meeting is in 6 days.

Please join us for the Illini Fighting Hunger Food Packaging Event on October 28, 8:00 am to approx 11:00 am at Ten Mile Baptist Church, 11725 Ten Mile Road, McLeansboro. (4-H members volunteering should be age 10 or older.)

A food packaging project is a volunteer event in which ingredients are combined into a bag and sealed shut to produce a product that is suitable for distribution through food banks, feeding programs and food pantries. The most common product packaged in these projects is a fortified meal designed by food scientists to fight hunger.

Food packaging is accomplished through a team effort with volunteers who work as an assembly line. Finished bags of meals are packed in cardboard boxes for delivery.

You can familiarize yourself with meal packaging by checking out the videos on Youtube at:

Please do not forget that every participant (youth and adult) will need to complete an Assumption of Risk form