Indiana 4-H Takes a Bite out of Hunger

We are pleased to announce that the Indiana 4-H Foundation will once again provide funding for county 4-H Community Service Projects in 2019. The focus of these funded projects will be to address local community hunger and food insecurity issues. A minimum of 10 projects will be funded statewide for a maximum of $750 each. 

Funds will be available through a competitive proposal process that is due April 1, 2019. Approved projects will be notified by April 15, 2019. Funds must be spent and accounted for with the Indiana 4-H Foundation by September 30, 2019.
Once the 4-H Community Service project is completed, applicants will submit a written report detailing the project and its results. These reports may be submitted as soon as the project is completed, but no later than September 30, 2019.
The 4-H Foundation is providing a great opportunity for 4-H groups to obtain funds to support to address hunger and food insecurity in the local community. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Above: Emily, Nathan, and Noah of St. Joseph County 4-H developed Meat Hunger as their 2018 service project. Meat Hunger is a 4‐H livestock auction buyers group that raised money to buy livestock from fellow St. Joseph County 4‐H members. Purchased livestock is then processed and the meat is donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, Cultivate Culinary School, and St. Margaret’s House. As a result of this work, 24,000 servings of fresh meat were distributed to organizations serving those in need. The project had a total value of $21,308.