Kings County Advertiser and Register
This year, 4-H Canada is celebrating its 100th anniversary and giving its members a reason to give back to their community.
In partnership with Foods Banks Canada, 4-H has pledged to collect 35,000 pounds of food, one pound for each member and leader in Canada, to support food banks in the home communities of its Clubs.
In Port Williams, the members of the Cornwallis Project 4-H Club have set a goal to fill one apple bin with non-perishable food items to support the food bank that serves the community.
On Oct. 5, starting at 9 a.m., 4-H Club members, leaders and volunteers will be going door to door asking Port Williams residents for their help and generous donation. Green Diamond Equipment, of Kentville, is supporting the community canvass by providing a tractor and trailer to haul the apple bin and collect the harvest of community support.
“This generous initiative embraces two of 4-H’s greatest themes; food and community service,” said George Forsyth, Cornwallis Project 4-H Club General Leader. “Food-themed programming has been at 4-H’s core for nearly a century, and 4-H clubs have a longstanding reputation of giving back to their communities. This is a great way for our members to Learn to Do by Doing and celebrate 4-H Canada’s 100th birthday.”
In the event of inclement weather, the community food bank canvass will be rescheduled for Oct. 12.