Jackson County - Hunger elimination leadership program (h.e.l.p.)

Youth participating in the H.E.L.P. project will learn how to become an active member in the community by taking a stand against hunger. By participating in this project youth will gain the knowledge, skills, and experience to make a difference not only in their own life, but in the lives of others.

This is a non-competitive leadership project, no fair awards will be awarded, but exhibits will be displayed.

Project Resources

accessibility statement:

The following PDF document is available in print in the Jackson County Extension Office.

exhibit guidelines

4-H members must fill out a record sheet to be turned in with the green / white record book.

All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member's exhibit. This reference list should / might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.

Complete one of the following activities / exhibits: 
  1. Volunteer at a local food pantry, community diner, or participate in a food drive. You can also host a food drive and donate the goods to a HELP food pantry, or any food pantry of your choice. Exhibit a poster focusing on one thing you learned from your project manual and your take-action project that will help fight hunger in your community. 
  2. Build an at-home garden full of fresh fruits and vegetables for your house or for someone you know in the community that doesn't have quick access to fruits or vegetables. Exhibit a poster with pictures of your garden, the steps required to shop for, build, plant, and take care of your garden.
  3. A poster describing what a food desert is, what it means to live in one, how it can affect people and what we can do to help.
  4. A pamphlet to be distributed with instructions on how to shop for, build, plant, and take care of a garden at home.
  5. A poster on your research surrounding food insecurities in your area. Include what it means to be food insecure, resources that are available to those people, how to help, and possible solutions to end food insecurity.
  6. A poster or model describing your take-action community service project (approved by the Purdue Extension Office) to help battle hunger near you.
  7. Implement a composting system in the community or at your home. Poster describing your composting project (pictures, location, materials, why it is useful and how it helped with food waste or hunger).
  8. A pamphlet that can be handed out or put in a local store / school that describes the pros and cons of composting, how to build a composting container, and what to do with your compost. 
  9. A composting model (12"x12"x12") or poster that would educate the public.
  10. A poster showcasing the prep, building, painting, and the placing of a H.E.L.P. Little Food Pantry.
  11. A poster that presents any other project which receives approval from the Purdue Extension Office.
Exhibit class guidelines

Exhibit options are the same for all youth in grades 3 - 12.

More information coming soon!

More information coming soon!