FFA Chapter Providing Milk & Meat to Those in Need
Originally published on Inside Indiana Business. Read the full story here.
An FFA chapter in Boone County is trying to help people who are struggling to keep food on the table during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the teenagers are helping farmers who have fallen on hard times themselves.
It is called the Milk & Meat for Boone County campaign.
The Western Boone FFA has collected monetary donations. That money is being used to purchase milk and meat which are then donated to food pantries in the county.
“We’re trying to help our farmers and our community,” said Breanna Wiley, vice president for the Western Boone Co. FFA. “It (the pandemic) has impacted their lives, their jobs, their income. So, food might be an issue. We do not want anyone to go hungry.”
WEBO FFA used $1,000 of its own money to seed the fund. The students are now challenging the community to give $7,500 toward the milk and meat campaign. So far, they have raised $6,000.