History and Purpose
Most of the income for Monterey County 4-H Council comes from the Food Booth. This is over $5,000 per year. This money is used for Achievement Day, Presentation Day, medals, All Stars, Fashion Revue, LCORT, Project Field Day, Record Book Judging, State Leadership Conference, Regional Teen Leader Conference, and many other activities. Without the Food Booth, these activities would either: not exist, be funded entirely from increased fees, or be greatly reduced in size.
Other counties have to rely on continuous bake sales, program sales, barbecues, etc., to attempt to raise their needed funds. Our income comes entirely from our Food Booth and interest income.
The Food Booth was built because of the foresight of dedicated leaders such as Bill Barker, Gerald Lanini, Bob Roeseler, Richard McClellan, Linder Millerick, and many others. Our responsibility is to maintain the facility and consistently produce excellent food for our customers so the Food Booth can be a moneymaker for years to come.
The only way for the Food Booth to generate income is for it to be fully staffed with volunteer parents and members.
The Food Booth can also be an excellent learning experience for our members. Almost everyone has purchased food from a fast food restaurant. Now, our members can see the job from the other side of the counter and know the importance of pleasant, courteous service. It might be the first "work" experience for many.
Not only is the Food Booth the primary income for Monterey County 4-H County Council, it is an excellent learning experience for our members.
Thank you for your help.