It was an amazing Club Week this year, with 4-H’ers from across the province getting involved.
This year, the Sustainability Initiative was to promote food security, where the 4-H office asked 4-H’ers to donate 3,000 pounds across the province collectively. By the time the numbers came in on December 6, the goal was met.
“It was amazing to see so many clubs get involved in this giving back initiative,” said Cera Youngson, Executive Director of 4-H Saskatchewan. “We
definitely hit the goal, which was about one pound per 4-H member.”
Club Week was created in 2017 by 4-H Saskatchewan to give the clubs a week of celebration and
community involvement and a way to launch an
annual Sustainability Initiative. It was held from November 4-10, 2019 across the entire province.
The provincial 4-H office asked 4-H clubs across the province to join together to donate food to their local food banks throughout November.
Clubs were encouraged to hold a food drive, set up a
donation area in their community or host an event where food donations would be accepted. A huge shout out to the Good Spirit 4-H Club, who donated 900 pounds! See their full story on page 47.
In addition to the Sustainability Initiative, 4-H clubs were encouraged to show their 4-H spirit, by putting up displays in their community and dressing up in their 4-H colours for Show Your 4-H Colours Day on November 6.
Thank you to the following clubs, districts and individuals, who participated in the 2019 Sustainability Initiative: