The FFA is an agriculture-education and leadership organization for high school students. In other words, many of today’s FFA members will be the people who feed America in the coming years.
For the second consecutive year, Idaho FFA officers found another way to feed hungry people. They organized a fund drive at their winter leadership conference in late January and donated the proceeds to The Idaho Foodbank. Last year the check was for $704, enough to provide food for a family of four for 25 weeks. This year the amount grew to $1,100, enough to feed that same family for 39 weeks.
The officers presented the check at the Statehouse to Rep. Roy Lacey, D-Pocatello, who is also special assistant to Foodbank President and CEO Karen Vauk.
About 600 FFA members aged 14-18 came to Boise for this year’s conference. The focus of this year’s gathering was service, and the officers decided to take up a collection of loose change for the Foodbank. Members were asked to chip in what they could.
Our thanks go out to the entire FFA membership for all their service and to those who attended this year’s conference and helped continue this fine tradition of working to end hunger in Idaho.