4-H Food Booth: It’s more than just food.

What do you think of when you hear the words food booth? A temporary structure to sell food? County fairs? Concession stands? Hot dogs?  In 4-H, a food booth is more than a physical location and food, it is an opportunity for youth to learn important skills that prepare them for life.

Osceola County 4-H Food Booth at the Osceola County Fair is a tradition. It has been a part of the Osceola County 4-H program for over 15 years.  More than 450 youth and adult volunteers work at the Food Booths during the 10 day fair. All funds raised benefit the youth of Osceola County 4-H Program through scholarships,  4-H Camp, and program development such as STEM and Healthy Living. The 4-H Food Booth is vital to the sustainability of the Osceola County 4-H program. It not only raises money, but it provides youth the opportunity to learn valuable business skills.

Food Booth teaches many skills.  It teaches customer service, food safety, teamwork, importance of community service, and leadership skills. Every year youth and adults work together to make the 4-H Food Booth a success. Youth are trained in safe food handling procedures. They learn customer service, time management and how to work as a team. As they witness how the public monetarily supports their program they realize the importance of community. As a result of giving youth opportunities to learn valuable skills now, means they are more prepared to enter the work force as young adults.

Come support the awesome work of the Osceola County 4-H program at the fair. You can see us at the 4-H food booth, along with the other 4-H activities such as Share the Fun, a place where youth can share their musical and acting talents, and Fashion Revue Show, where youth model the clothing that they created. It is great to see the community’s support at the fair!

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