Ocean County 4-H Member Organizes SOUPer Can Goods Drive
OCEAN COUNTY — Ocean County 4-H member Grace Kreft completed her countywide service project, “SOUPer Can Goods,” to collect non-perishable food items for local food pantries after the holidays, when they need it most. Grace is driven to help members of her community, especially those who are food insecure. In total, she collected more than 50 books of articles. Ocean County 4-H promotes youth-led opportunities and appreciates Grace for her commitment to organizing this campaign.
Grace has been a part of 4-H since 2015. She is part of Fine Feathered Friends 4-H Club with her chickens, Critter Craze 4-H Club with her hamsters, and Jackson’s Mane Attraction 4-H Club with her horse. Its driving force is in animal studies and agricultural growth. Grace joined 4-H because she wanted to spend time with like-minded people and quotes, “All 4-H kids are part of this organization to help each other learn and spend time to their animals. Our world needs more people who want to help the environment, help save animals, and learn about agriculture.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are available to all youth, from kindergarten through 13th grade (one year after high school), based on age, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin , ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cell or blood trait, marital status, domestic partner status, military service, veteran status and any other categories protected by the law.
If you would like more information on how you can get involved with 4-H, contact the Ocean County 4-H office at 732-349-1227 or visit their website. ocean.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h.