BY MELANIE BUCK –
As part of National 4-H Month, 4-H clubs from around Polk County came together to perform their One Day of Service that focuses on large-scale projects that benefit local communities. For the second year in a row, Polk County 4-H hosted a Pack Shack, Feed the Funnel party.
On Saturday, October 1st, approximately 70 4-H Members and volunteers from other local organizations packed over 20,000 meals for the needy in Polk County.
4Hers and volunteers lined up next to tables and performed an assembly-style packing project. Using ‘Funnelology 101’ they packaged a Cheesy Rice & Vegetables meal, which contained rice, textured soy protein, dehydrated vegetables, a blend of 19 vitamins and minerals, cheese powder, and salt. High in protein and micronutrients, the meal is easily prepared by adding water and cooking for 20 minutes.
Beneficiaries were the Acorn School Back Pack Program and Acts of Love Ministries.