4-H hunger summit earns citizenship award

An Illinois Extension 4-H hunger awareness program has earned the top citizenship award for the 12-state North Central region of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. The program will be recognized Nov. 6 at the group’s national meeting in White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia.

Sixty teens investigated the issues of hunger, such as lack of transportation to stores, cost of healthy food options, food portions and waste, and the lack of media attention, at the Illinois 4-H Hunger Ambassador Summit. Former Extension staff recognized for the award include William Million, Carolyn Hansen, and Elizabeth Miller.