Ocean County 4-H Member Hosts SOUPer Can Goods Drive 

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  OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County 4-H member, Grace Kreft, successfully completed her county wide service project, ‘SOUPer Can Goods’ to collect non-perishable food items for local food pantries post-holiday season, when they need items the most. Grace is driven by helping those in her community, especially those who are food insecure. In total, she collected over 50 pounds of items. Ocean County 4-H promotes youth-led opportunities and appreciates Grace for her determination that she put into arranging this drive.

  Grace has been a part of 4-H since 2015. She is a part of the Fine Feathered Friends 4-H Club with her chickens, the Critter Craze 4-H Club with her hamsters, and the Jackson’s Mane Attraction 4-H Club with her horse. Her drive 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 youth are a part of this organization to help each other learn and contribute time to their animals. Our world needs more people who want to help the environment, help save animals, and learn about agriculture.”

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  The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K to 13 (one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law. 

  If you would like more information on how you can become involved in 4-H, contact the Ocean County 4-H office at 732-349-1227 or visit their website ocean.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h