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Washington County Collects Over 3 Tons of Food and Supplies for Local Food Bank

Posted: March 23, 2012

The Washington County 4-H Clubs collected 6,418 pounds of food or over 3 tons of food and supplies for the Washington County Food Bank.
Left to right: Rachel Hurtkey, Oliva Hurtkey, Erin Rice, Emmerson Rice, Mr. Rice, Emily Rice, Ryleigh Steadman, Kristen Batterby, Victor Miller, Josh Beard, Shealyn Steadman, Nicholas Glover, Joe Robison, and Pam Paletta

Left to right: Rachel Hurtkey, Oliva Hurtkey, Erin Rice, Emmerson Rice, Mr. Rice, Emily Rice, Ryleigh Steadman, Kristen Batterby, Victor Miller, Josh Beard, Shealyn Steadman, Nicholas Glover, Joe Robison, and Pam Paletta

 

12 4-H clubs donated food on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the 4-H Junior Building. They collected can goods, cleaning products and other food items. The Washington County Farm Bureau asked the 4-H Clubs to collect food for the food bank. To add a little incentive Washington County Farm Bureau offered the 4-H club who donated the most food receives $200 for their 4-H club, second place would receive $150, third place would receive $100, fourth place would receive $75, fifth place would receive $50, and 6th place would receive $25. George Wherry and Don Carter from the Washington County Farm Bureau weigh in food from the 4-H clubs who donated 6,418 pounds of food to the food bank. The 4-H clubs who collected food for the food bank were: 4 Leaf 4-H Club-1,776, Vankirk Friendship-1,432, Crossroads-1,374, Country Clovers-506, Clover Patch-414, Golden Hoofs-324, Buffalo Ag-234, Nottingham-138, Pike Run- 86, Chrome Clovers-44, Animal Antics-34, and Hickory Ag-26. Thank you to all the 4-H Clubs and Washington Farm Bureau in making this a very successful Food Drive. The project was sponsored by the Washington County Farm Bureau. If you have any questions about the 4-H program in Washington County contact Pamela L. Paletta at Email: plp3@psu.edu or call 724-228-6881 or contact Don Carter for questions about the Washington County Farm Bureau at 724-350-2654.