FFA members package meals during the Rally to Fight Hunger at the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. (Photo by Carrie Muehling/WJBC)
By Carrie Muehling
INDIANAPOLIS - FFA members from all 50 states are working together to fight hunger during the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
The goal is to create and package one million meals in two and a half days. Half of the meals will be distributed to food banks in the Indianapolis area by Gleaners Food Bank. The other half will be shipped overseas to Haiti in coordination with Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food aid organization.
"As a part of our 'Feeding the World-Starting at Home' initiative, this is really the kickoff here at convention to do this FFA 'Rally to Fight Hunger.' Ten thousand FFA members over the next two and a half days packaging a million meals. It's pretty phenomenal," said Dwight Armstrong, CEO of the National FFA Organization.
In support of the new initiative, Hormel Foods donated more than 35,000 pounds of chili with beans and Tyson Foods donated more than 30,000 of fresh turkey. "Feeding the World-Starting at Home" is sponsored in part by Farmers Feeding the World through the National FFA Foundation.
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