FFA members in Washington have made a difference in their community by applying what they learned and a taking a stand to fight local hunger. Continue reading
The World Food Prize hosted 160 extraordinary high school students from 24 US states and territories, as well as Canada, China, Egypt, Mexico, Morocco, and Nigeria as delegates at the 20th Anniversary Global Youth Institute, Oct. 16-18, in Des Moines, Iowa — and 73 of them are FFA members.
The Global Youth Institute was started by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Norman Borlaug, and is known as one of the most unique and successful youth programs in the country. Continue reading
The Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County (Ohio) provides 24/7 support to those in the community suffering from abuse and homelessness. To perform its mission, the shelter requires assistance at every turn to help the community members. It operates solely on grants and donations.
FFA members at the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter in Troy, Ohio, made helping the shelter a priority in a way they are uniquely qualified — by growing food that could be donated as part of the FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge. Continue reading
Lights, camera, action!
The deadline for the FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge video contest is right around the corner — Sept. 26, to be exact! It’s to get moving for your FFA chapter’s chance to win $1,000 for raising hunger awareness! Continue reading
In July, the largest wildfire in Washington history struck the state. Named the Carlton Complex fire, it burned out of control after being ignited by lightning strikes. One town — Pateros, Wash., — took on extensive damage.
That’s when the Battle Ground FFA chapter went in to action to help Pateros, a community more than five hours away. Continue reading
We’re excited to announce June’s winner of the monthly FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge: Florida’s Cedar Key FFA Chapter!
To date, Cedar Key FFA has donated 7,000 pounds of fresh fish and vegetables to a community food pantry. The local area has dealt with the effects of the poor economy, the recent Gulf oil spill and a problematic red tide, leaving many in need. Continue reading
It’s time to announce the May winner of the monthly FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge!
This month’s winner is California’s Verdugo Hills FFA Chapter. Recently, FFA members from Verdugo involved thirty volunteers to quickly generate and donate 372 meals during the month.
Verdugo Hills sponsored a local food bank with 15 boxes of donated canned goods. Chapter members also earned donations and used those donations along with crops they grew to make hot breakfasts to feed local residents in need on the third Thursday of each month. Each week, they averaged 25-30 hot meals prepared and are working toward a goal of 50 meals per month. Continue reading
It’s time to announce the April winner of the monthly FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge!
This month’s winner is the St. Amant FFA Chapter from Louisiana. Recently, FFA members from St. Amant volunteered for 48 hours to donate the equivalent of 9,282 meals.
St. Amant hosted a school-wide canned food drive and “dress down” day to both raise money and supplies for a local food bank. FFA members posted signs about hunger around the school to increase awareness and held a competition among home rooms to see who collect the most canned goods. Continue reading
By Becca Harrison, National FFA Convention and Expo Newsroom Intern
Daniel Fields spent his senior year with Oklahoma’s Checotah FFA Chapter teaching kids in his community how to grow vegetables in gardens they had planted. They then distributed the produce among people in the community who were unable to plant gardens of their own.
Through the FFA: Food For All Grants program–now entering its third cycle–other FFA chapters around the nation like Fields’ are able to build similar hunger-fighting initiatives within their communities. Continue reading
By Kelly Fager, National FFA Convention & Expo Newsroom Intern
Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve may be the words of the FFA motto but living out these words is one way to make a difference. With more than one billion hungry people in this world, FFA members are challenged to “Ignite” their passion to serve.
Attending “Global Hunger – Our Generation’s Challenge and Solutions” at the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo was one of many opportunities to learn about hunger in this world.
Tessa Reis, an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, stressed that members are the next generation, and it’s up to this generation to make an impact. Continue reading