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7/9/2011 - 4-H To Sponsor Food Drive At County Fair

Cumberland 4-H to Sponsor Food Drive at County Fair

The Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) Initiative aims to increase awareness of hunger and encourage community service to help those in need. RAH has enlisted Rutgers faculty, staff, students, alumni and the concerned public in efforts to stock food banks, provide consumer education on nutrition, deliver technical and organizational support to community groups and conduct research toward improving food production, packaging and distribution.

The Cumberland 4-H Youth Development Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is conducting a county-wide food drive in partnership with the Cumberland County Cooperative Fair Association during the week of the Cumberland County Fair, July 4-9. Residents of Cumberland County are asked to bring canned and non-perishable boxed donations to the Cumberland County Fairgrounds located at 3001 Carmel Road in Millville or the 4-H Center located at 291 Morton Avenue in Rosenhayn.

Members of 4-H Teen Council are coordinating this community service project.

Join the Cumberland 4-H Program and the Fair Association in taking steps to help people in need in Cumberland County. Gather a bag full of cans and boxed items and bring your family to the Cumberland County Fair. The Cumberland County Fair has lots to do for the entire family; come visit for a day of fun.

For information about the food drive or 4-H events at the County Fair, contact the Cumberland 4-H Program at 856-451-2800 ext. #3.

The 4-H Youth Development Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension is open to all youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school) regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills!
For more information about the Cumberland 4-H Youth Development Program call the 4-H Center at 856-451-2800 ext. #3.


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