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FFA: Food for All

What would your FFA chapter do with $2,500? Create a community garden? Grow protein sources to donate to the community? Or perhaps, host a community workshop? Start thinking about it now as you apply for the FFA: Food for All grant funded by Farmers Feeding the World and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. This grant will give FFA chapters the opportunity to help fight hunger in their community.

Who: Middle/junior high and high school FFA chapters.
What: FFA chapters may apply for up to $2,500 to support a year-long service-learning project
focused on developing and implementing sustainable hunger programs.
When: Applications are due Monday, December 10, 2012 via email to LTS@ffa.org.
Why: To help fight hunger in your community through service-learning.
How: Visit www.ffa.org/foodforall for the application and additional information.

The Living to Serve Team will host the following informational webinars to provide guidance and support to interested chapters. The webinars are not mandatory, but will provide invaluable information as your chapter applies for a grant. To register for one of the webinars click one of the date links below.

Thursday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m. EST
Monday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. EST
Wednesday, December 5 at 3:30 p.m. EST
Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. EST

In 2012, FFA chapters funded through the FFA: Food for All grant program donated 147,725 pounds of produce, 10,668 pounds of meat and fish and 729 dozen eggs to their local communities.

Last year, the Springville High School FFA chapter was one out of 140 chapters nationwide who received an “FFA: Food for All” grant. The chapter used the money for supplies, equipment, and marketing of a 26,000 square foot community vegetable and herb garden. During the harvest season the chapter had a roadside stand once a week. All ripe produce was available for anyone in need and the leftover produce was taken to the Utah County Food Bank in Provo.

Don’t delay. Prepare your grant application NOW! Applications are due Monday, December 10, 2012.

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