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University of Illinois Extension serving Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren Counties

Knox County
180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108
Galesburg, IL 61401-5595
Phone: 309-342-5108
FAX: 309-342-1768
Email: uie-hkmw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Henderson County
410 E. Main, PO Box 540
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Phone: 309-924-1163
FAX: 309-924-1164
Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8am-2pm and Thursday 8am-4:30pm

McDonough County
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
FAX: 309-833-3019
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Warren County
1000 North Main Street
P.O. Box 227
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-5161
FAX: 309-734-5532
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30pm (Closed noon to 1 pm)

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Youth from Henderson and Warren counties gathered on Saturday, December 9th to join the fight against hunger. Youth volunteers along with their families packaged 10,000 meals for their communities’ local food banks and pantries. They reached a milestone in Illinois 4-H packaging the 900,000 meal! 4-H Federation members spearheaded the event in an effort to help families in their community who face food insecurity. “Hunger is closer to home than many people realize, said Bill Million, University of Illinois Extension 4-H youth development specialist. “According to a 2011 report published by Feeding America, Illinois ranks 26th in the nation when it comes to the number of children facing food insecurity. “One in five children faces hunger and food security on a recurring basis,” Million said, accounting for 23 percent of all Illinois youth under the age of 18. With additional funding from the Illinois 4-H Foundation, Illinois 4-H club members have ramped up their anti-hunger program by engaging 4-H members, volunteers, families and whole communities in joining forces to be part of the solution for alleviating hunger within Illinois communities, Million said.

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