Hungry to Help – Backpack Buddies Food Drive

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As part of a Countywide 4-H Community Service Initiative, Johnston County 4-H Clubs, Johnston County FFA Chapters and the Johnston County Farm City Week Committee are collecting items to support the Backpack Buddies program locally.

This Program provides easy open, ready to eat food to needy Johnston County youth when they are not in school. Donations will be taken to 2 schools in the county who demonstrate the most need.

Johnston County 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters are in competition to see who can collect the most pounds of food. This program will run from October 1st until November 14th, 2019. Those who are invited to the Farm City Week Banquet can bring their items on November 25th.

We need your help to make this effort a success because one person CAN make a difference. Please see the flyer below for a list of acceptable items. Items can be brought to the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Johnston County office at 2736 NC Hwy 210, Smithfield or pick up can be arranged for large donations.

4-H Club Members bringing items to the Extension office should have their bag/box labeled for weight identification in the competition.

Contact Courtney Stanley at (919) 989-5475 or cnsmit23@ncsu.edu for more information. You can also contribute through your local 4-H Club or FFA Chapter.