Eminence FFA receives FFA: Food For All grant from National FFA
Organization to help fight hunger
INDIANAPOLIS (February 23, 2015/National FFA Organization) – The Eminence FFA chapter in Eminence, IN 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.
The Eminence FFA plans to help fight hunger by building greenhouse covers for 7 of their 14 raised garden beds. This will allow for plants to be planted earlier in the Spring and grown later into the Fall. The garden will provide food for local families and the Eminence Elementary and High School cafeteria. The garden also provides an opportunity to teach elementary children about agriculture and the FFA.
The FFA: Food For All Grants are sponsored by CF Industries, Elanco, Mainsource, Tractor Supply Company and Tyson as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The program provided nearly $330,000 to FFA chapters in 39 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 platform. 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 610,240 student members who belong to one of 7,665 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.