Luna County Farm & Livestock Bureau partners with local groups to Our Food Link Event

Luna County Farm & Livestock Bureau partners with local groups to Our Food Link Event

Luna County 4-H members gathered on Monday, Feb. 17 at Pepper’s Supermarket for Our Food Link. For the past several years, Luna County 4-H members have worked in conjunction with Luna County Farm and Livestock Bureau and the Luna County BorderBelles to purchase groceries to be donated to Healing House, Luna County's shelter for victims of domestic violence.

The Healing House provides the group with a shopping list of needed items, and 4-H members shop for the desired groceries. The list includes everything from fresh produce and meats, to bottled water and canned goods.

4-H is the largest nationally recognized youth organization in the world. The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experimental learning programs through positive youth development approaches.

Members range in age from 5-19 and can participate in many activities, projects, and community service at local, state and even national levels.

The BorderBelles are part of the New Mexico CowBelles and strive to educate the general public about the nutritional value of beef, environmental stewardship, and industry practices of farmers and ranchers to sustain the integrity of the New Mexico Beef Industry.

Luna County Farm and Livestock Bureau is a branch of a national organization, “Farm Bureau." Farm Bureau is a free, independent, non-governmental and voluntary organization. Agriculture families are united for the purpose of analyzing agricultural problems and formulating action to achieve educational awareness and social advancement.

The agriculture-based community is supportive of the local 4-H group and is more than happy to help out with this 4-H community service project. This project instills the importance of community service and involvement for Luna County 4-H members.