Ava Anderson from Edwards Co. Selected for State Food Advocacy Team



          The Illinois 4-H State Office has recently announced their selection of twenty youth leaders from around the state of Illinois to serve on a newly created statewide leadership team focused on food advocacy and food justice. Ava Anderson, an Edwards County 4-H youth leader, will join the Food Advocacy Team as it begins its educational, event & action planning work in August of this year. As a 4-H Food Advocacy Team member, Ava will network with career and academic professionals as well as provide leadership to Illinois youth on how to engage their community in service learning, education and civic engagement on issues of food security and food access. Ava will also assist Illinois 4-H staff in planning the annual Food Action Summit bringing together youth, food advocacy professionals and experts in the field of food justice, access and nutrition.


Edwards County 4-H members have made a difference in their community during COVID-19.  A meal packaging event was held with meals taken to food pantries and local churches.  Members have continued with community service, by helping families and individuals in need. Anyone interested in getting involved in 4-H may contact the Edwards Co. Extension Office at 618-445-2934.  Now is the time to start thinking about joining for this next year.


For additional information, please visit Illinois Extension-Edwards, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash and Wayne Counties

Illinois 4-H: https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/