The FFA chapter at Contentnea-Savannah K-8 Schools has been awarded $500 as part of the Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grant program.
The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters and state FFA associations to support hunger service projects that help National FFA donate 3.5 million meals to communities in 2016.
The Contentnea-Savannah FFA plans to help fight hunger by purchasing food items to prepare at Mary’s Kitchen in Kinston. CSS FFA members volunteer one Sunday a month to cook a meal for the patrons of Mary’s Kitchen. With these grant funds they will now be able to purchase the food that they prepare, thus providing funds and service to the community.
The Hunger Heroes Challenge Mini-Grants are sponsored by Elanco, Land O’Lakes, Nationwide Foundation, Nutra Blend, Sealed Air, Tractor Supply Company and Tyson as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The program provided over $22,000 to FFA chapters in 18 states and two state FFA associations in the first round of funding. More information on National FFA Organization’s Hunger Heroes Challenge can be found at FFA.org/Heroes.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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