For the primary time for the reason that begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bibb County Cooperative Extension’s Expanded Meals & Vitamin Schooling Program (EFNEP) held an appreciation luncheon on Friday, December 2 to thank its companions. 

“Whereas we took this time to thank our wonderful collaborators for serving to us enhance the well being of our neighborhood, we additionally wished to lift consciousness of how necessary wholesome consuming is to our lives,” stated Keishon Thomas, EFNEP Supervisor for the Cooperative Extension. “These companions – and our workers – are doing a little wonderful work to enhance the well being and wellbeing of kids and households, they usually deserve our thanks.” 

About 50 individuals attended the luncheon to thank companions such because the Macon Housing Authority, Bibb County Sheriff’s Workplace, Board of Schooling, and extra. Throughout the luncheon, Paige Tench, a grasp gardener, was introduced as this 12 months’s EFNEP Champion for her big assist with EFNEP this 12 months.

Audio system included Laverne Stubbs from Howard Excessive Faculty, Karol Kelly with the Cooperative Extension, UGA EFNEP State Coordinator Sarah Henes, Keishon Thomas with the Cooperative Extension, and Doris Irvin with the Jones County Senior Middle. 

EFENP is a federally funded program that’s administered domestically via Cooperative Extension to show households the best way to eat wholesome on a price range. The curriculum is designed for caregivers and fogeys of younger youngsters, in addition to pregnant ladies and youths. Households who’re eligible for any sort of public help are eligible to take part in this system, which consists of eight lessons on diet, meals security, train, and rather more. It is freed from cost and contains some nice giveaways.  

The lessons are supplied all year long, and households can get extra info by calling the Cooperative Extension at 478-751-6338 or visiting