On March 11, members of the Rockwall County 4-H Beef Club attended the Rockwall Kiwanis meeting and donated the beef sticks they collected as a part of the 2020 Souper Bowl of Caring. The Souper Bowl of Caring is a youth-inspired, youth-led movement working with other groups across the nation including: schools, churches, local businesses, corporations, passionate individuals and NFL teams to tackle hunger in their local communities during the weeks leading up to the biggest celebration in football, Super Bowl.
The Rockwall County 4-H Beef Club heard about this and decided it is a great opportunity to support the Kiwanis Food for Kids program. The members chose to collect beef sticks because they are a healthy high protein, low sugar snack for kids. They found the Country Archer brand at Costco which has 5 grams of protein per serving and zero sugar. The collection was promoted on social media and somehow the Country Archer people heard about it and contacted the Beef Club wanting to help. They sent 500 servings which was their goal to collect. Collection sites were also located at the Extension Office and the new Rockwall County Farm Bureau office. In total, over 800 beef sticks were collected to support the Kiwanis Food for Kid Program that will be distributed to Rockwall ISD students in need. The Rockwall County 4-H Beef Club is proud to be a part of 4829 participating groups that donated over $10 million dollars in cash and food items to local charities across America.
Next up for the Beef Club was supposed to have been the Rockwall Youth Fair, April 1-4, which was cancelled due to coronavirus. This means youth are unable to exhibit the steers and heifers they have worked hard to raise all year. The steers have been sold but at a fraction of the cost it would have been if they would have gone through a normal sale year. This is the same for all species of livestock that normally exhibit and sell at the annual livestock show and sale. A general fund has been created to support these youth to have a funds to purchase next year’s animal with. If you would like to contribute, call 972-204-7660 or visit youthfairofrockwall.net.
Submitted press release by Rockwall County 4-H Beef Club.
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