FFA Chapter receives Food For All grant from National FFA Organization to help fight hunger
The Butler County FFA chapter in Morgantown, KY has been awarded $2,500 as part of the FFA: Food For All program. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support year-long service-learning projects that address local hunger needs. Butler County FFA was one of 120 FFA chapters chosen from a pool of over 200.
The Butler County FFA plans to help fight hunger by planting a community garden and raise laying hens to provide nutritious food for families in need. They will also educate participants in healthy food preparation, food preservation, and in planting their own small backyard and patio gardens for the coming years. The chapter members hope to donate 1000 lbs of vegetables and 150 dozen eggs while educating and serving 30 families. Any member of the community interested in assisting the FFA chapter in this program is urged to contact Mrs. Lee Ann Daugherty at Butler County High School. The number is 270-526-2204 extension 404.
The FFA: Food For All Grants are sponsored by RAM, Farmers Feeding the World, the Donaldson Foundation and Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The program provided approximately $297,000 to FFA chapters in 35 states and the Virgin Islands. In addition, the FFA: Food For All grant program is part of the National FFA Organization’s Feeding Our World – Starting at Home Initiative. More information about the program can be found at FFA.org/foodforall.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.