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Food Insecurity is our parish service-learning focus for the 2021-2022 year. Opportunities will be offered for you to participate in our statewide focus. Let's get busy making a difference in our community and state. Louisiana/Feeding America
Charitable programs are unable to fully support those facing hunger. The combination of charity and government assistance programs are necessary to help bridge the meal gap.
SNAP, formerly food stamps, provides temporary help for people going through hard times -- providing supplemental money to buy food until they can get back on their feet.
In Louisiana, 44.9% of households receiving SNAP benefits have children.
$1,214,657,938 distributed through SNAP generated $2,064,918,495 in economic activity*.
*Economists estimate that every dollar a household redeems through SNAP generates about $1.70 in economic activity.
Calling all Louisiana 4-H’ers! Submit a photo for the statewide Holiday Livestock Photo Contest. Your photo could be featured on the LSU AgCenter’s social media on Christmas Day. The rules are simple. Take a holiday themed photo with your livestock and email the photo to Mrs. Powell by 4:30 p.m. on December 17. Multiple entries will be accepted.
The East Carroll Parish Cookery Contest will be held Monday, December 20 with registration from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. and judging at 9:30 a.m. All 4-H members may enter any or all categories. Only one dish per category, please. Only one serving per contest entry is required. All entries must arrive on ice in a hard insulated ice chest-type carrier. Entries must be dropped off at the 4-H Office between 8 and 9 a.m.
Winners will be announced by the end of the school day. First place winners will compete in the Regional Cookery in Winnsboro, Louisiana. See your 4-H leader or Mrs. Powell for complete details.
The goal of the General Trass Senior High 4-H Club Comfort Closet Toiletry Drive is to offer hygiene products to students in need and to promote a culture of giving in our community and among students. Donated items may be given to Mrs. Biaster George at GTHS or dropped off at the 4-H Office. Items needed: deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, mouthwash, body wash, feminine hygiene products, lotion, flushable wipes, shampoo.
Grab your camera and get to shootin'! Deadline is December 20.
Rules and regulations:
The Citizenship Board Service-learning Committee is holding an art contest for The Louisiana 4-H Day of Service. The theme for this contest is Mental Health. Include a short description of your artwork and how it applies to mental health.
Email entries by January 3 to Mrs. Powell. Real and digital artworks will be accepted.
The 4-H Honor Cord has the following requirements:
Application due: January 20
Create a card to be given to residents at Shady Lake Nursing Home. Deadline is February 9.
8th-12th graders will have the opportunity to sharpen their marketing and financial management skills as they compete in teams to build and manage their own cooperative business at the 2022 Cooperative Enterprise Teen Leadership Conference. The conference will take place at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, Louisiana, from Thursday, March 24 – Saturday, March 26. The fee is $50. This event is generously sponsored by the Louisiana Council of Farmer Cooperatives. The deadline to register is Friday, February 25.
Scott Foundation Scholarship applications are due by March 1. Submit completed application by 4:30 p.m. to the 4-H Office.
Applications for the 4-H Golden Clover Award for Junior 4-H members will be due on April 1. A club member may win the award only one time.
The purpose of this award is to encourage project growth and to recognize a broad program of 4-H club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and parish. A club member may win the award only one time.
Application due: April 1