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Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shannon Franklin   
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:05 PM

Editor,
Trick or Treat usually makes one think of candy and goodies dropped into a bag held by little ones in ghost, Transformers or beauty queen costumes. However, the Ohio County 4-H Junior Leaders and the City of Rising Sun are giving Trick or Treating a whole new meaning this year.

The Ohio County 4-H Junior Leaders are asking YOU to participate in a new service to community program entitled “Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat”. The youth are asking that members in the community participate by filling a grocery bag with the following items: 2 cans of green beans, canned cream of mushroom soup, fried onions, 2 cans of corn, instant mashed potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, corn bread mix, Jell-O, cake mix with icing, canned cranberries, gravy mix and stuffing mix. Once these ingredients have been purchased, all YOU need to do is turn on your porch light and set this bag of non-perishable goods out on your front porch on Halloween Night, October 31st after the regularly scheduled hours for Trick or Treat. The Ohio County 4-H Junior Leaders will then come around, pick up the bags of food and then take them to Ohio County Residents Community Food Pantry in order to be distributed to those in need during Thanksgiving.

Gas prices are up, home heating bills have increased and times are hard for some in Ohio County which means that the holidays and enjoying a good hot meal are not certain for many. The Ohio County 4-H Junior Leaders are asking for your help in reaching their goal of giving 50 families in Ohio County the ingredients needed to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal for them and their family.

Grocery lists are available at the Extension Office, on our website at http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/ohio/pages/default.aspx, City Hall and at the Rising Sun Church of Christ. If you would like to participate, please contact City Hall at 438-3340 with your name and address.

If you are interested in participating but will not be home on Halloween, you can bring your bag of non-perishable goods to the Purdue Extension Office- Ohio County located at 412 Main St. during the office hours of 9am to 4pm. All food will go to the Ohio County Residents Community Food Pantry.

For more information on this topic or any other, please contact Shannon Franklin, Purdue Cooperative Extension Educator, HHS/4-H Youth Development, 812-438-3656 or frankls@purdue.edu Purdue University, Indiana Counties and U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Institution.

Shannon Franklin
Purdue Extension/Ohio County
Health and Human Sciences Educator/4-H Youth Development