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2  Describe the characteristics of various types of service.  Review an opportunity to plan and implement a project to serve the local community.  Identify local hunger needs and take action to address these needs.

3 Understanding Service Learning From CCS Publication Presented By: Kelly Pearson

4 Service Projects!! 1.Get in Pairs of 2 or 3. 2.Share with each other a service project (s) that you or someone you know has been involved with. 3.We will then share and make a large list of projects.

5 Definitions Charity Work Community Service Volunteer Work Service Learning

6 Defined! Charity Work: One Time Or Regular Commitment Service Need Community

7 Defined! Community Service: Charity Work – Plus Mandated by Authority Requirement for Graduation or Completion of Program

8 Defined! Volunteer Work: Assistance to Help with a Community Need Provided when time available

9 Defined! Service Learning: Ongoing Planned Meaningful Experience Addresses a Community Need And Involves Active Reflection

10 Steps to Service Learning 1.Actively addresses a real need in the community. 2.Planned and conducted over time. 3.Involves reflection by the “doer”. 4.Celebrated!

11 Let’s Brainstorm!!

12 Brainstorming Problems or Needs in Our Community Assets or Good things in Our Community Roadblocks or things that might limit us in accomplishing our project Tools or information we have that may help us accomplish our project

13 Risk Management Inventory potential risks Develop a plan to manage the risks Training in safety practices Monitoring the environment

14 Steps to Service Learning 1.Actively addresses a real need in the community. 2.Planned and conducted over time. 3.Involves reflection by the “doer”. 4.Celebrated!

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16  Up to $750 provided by Farm Credit Mid- America, to be matched equally by local donations.  Planned and implemented by 4-H members with adult assistance.  Can be a project designed to serve 4-H and/or non-4-H audiences.

17  Funding applications due January 15, 2013 to State 4-H Office. (At least 10 will be awarded.)  Awards announced by February 1,  Project reports to be submitted by September 1, 2013.

18 NOTE: To be completed by 4-H members!  General overview  Goals/needs to reach  Participants in planning and completion  Recognition of Farm Credit Mid-America  Evaluation  Budget Includes checklist to help guide the project

19  May apply for up to $750  Identify source(s) for matching funds, including: › Dollars raised › Products donated › Services provided  Funding will be available on a cost- reimbursement basis  No taxes may be reimbursed

20 Template provided; due September 1  Number of participants  General description  Life skills  Community benefits  Goals reached  Comments/testimonials  Photos of event

21  Plaque/certificate recognizing Farm Credit Mid-America funding to be posted near project area  Recognition template provided

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23 Indiana 4-H Takes a Bite Out of Hunger 2012 Indiana 4-H Congress Missy Welsh, YDAE Ph.D. Graduate Assistant

24 What’s the need?

25 Hunger Knowledge Quiz unger-in-america/hunger- facts/quiz.aspx

26 Hunger in America  1 in 6 Americans face hunger.  Food insecurity exists in EVERY county in America.  Food insecurity is defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or the ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.

27 Hunger in America  > 50 million Americans  > 17 million children  Lack of food affects physical growth, cognitive and behavioral development  Results in irritability, fatigue, lack of concentration  2 million rural households are food-insecure  36% of households with income from at least one adult

28 Hunger in Indiana  13% of Indiana households are food insecure, or 16% of all Indiana residents (> 1 million people)  117,900 residents received food assistance each week  46% of Indiana food bank clients report choosing between paying for food or utility bills

29 Hunger in Your Community  County statistics can be found at: “Map the Meal Gap”

30 What’s being done?

31  Mission: to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.  Helps feed 37 million Americans annually  202 local member food banks

32  Ways to help  Cash donations  Give a meal: $1 = 8 meals  Virtual food drive  Food and grocery donations  Food drives

33 Feeding Indiana’s Hungry  State association of 11 food banks  Includes 1,700 local food pantries and other food assistance programs  Serves all 92 Indiana counties  Distributed 66.4 million lbs. of food  Indiana’s Emergency Food Resource Network: foodbank/ foodbank/  Online directory of emergency food organizations

34 How can 4-H help?

35  North Carolina 4-H  Promote awareness of hunger in North Carolina  4-H members, 4-H volunteers and alumni host a variety of hunger awareness programs in their local communities and prepare participants to be citizen leaders for hunger relief.  to-help to-help

36 Georgia 4-H Cans Hunger  Collected and distributed 10,000 cans of food to local food banks  Promoted importance of community service and the power of united people 

37 Alabama 4-H War on Hunger  Lesson plans for 4-H Clubs  Hunger Education Activities  List of Community Service Project Ideas related to hunger  /waronhunger.php /waronhunger.php

38 What about Indiana 4-H?

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40 2013 Statewide 4-H Initiative  Identify local hunger needs.  Research local resources in place to meet these needs.  Determine how 4-H can supplement these resources to “take a bite out of hunger”.

41 Indiana 4-H Examples

42 Feeding Tomorrow’s Future Today  4-H members and Educators find low cost, nutritious, non-perishable food items to pack in student backpacks  Over 4,000 backpacks filled to date in Blackford, Elkhart, Newton, Vanderburgh, Vigo and Wells Counties  Funded in part by WalMart Foundation grant

43 Backpack Program

44 Allen County  “4-H Struction” event at the Fair  Teams from 4-H Clubs may build a small structure from non-perishable food items in the 4-H Exhibit Buildings.  At the end of the Fair they are dismantled and the food products are donated/taken to the local Food Banks.

45 Hamilton County  Eighth Annual “4-H Can Make a Difference”  Clubs and individuals donate canned foods or items in an effort to replenish the county’s food banks’ shelves.  Donations are low in the summer as people tend to focus on donating during the winter months.  Our goal is to fill one semi-trailer full of food.

46 Whitley County  “Jr. Leader Christmas Gift”  Jr. Leaders take money they have earned each year and buy food items for the local food bank near the holidays.  Members can also donate canned goods at the meetings leading up to the gift.  For the past few years the club has donated an average of $300 per year.

47 Looking for More Ideas?  “Like” the Indiana 4-H Citizenship Facebook page: hip hip  See what other 4-H groups have been doing.  Contact your local Food & Nutrition Program Assistant in the Extension Office.  Share your great ideas, photos, videos, comments, and numbers!

48 What can YOU do???

49 Helpful Resources  Feeding America,  Feeding Indiana’s Hungry,  Indiana’s Emergency Food Resource Network,  Indiana 4-H Foundation,

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