The Odin FFA chapter in Odin, Illinois has been awarded a Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant in the amount of $1,200. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support semester-long service-learning projects that address needs related to community safety; environmental responsibility; hunger, health and nutrition; and community engagement during the fall semester.
Odin FFA plans to help address poverty and student nutrition by providing impoverished students and families with Action Packs. Action Packs, which was created by our School Social Worker, are nutritional, kid-friendly meals and snacks sent home with students enrolled in the program on Fridays. The pack consists of enough entrees, breakfasts, and snacks to last the entire weekend or extended break. The Odin FFA members are responsible for purchasing, inventory and assembling the packs each week. Should you feel called to assist our FFA members in this endeavor, please give the school a call. We are always taking donated plastic grocery bags, Ziploc bags, and other items.
The program provided over $52,000 to FFA chapters in 25 states. The 2022 Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grants are sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and Cargill. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit FFA.org/livingtoserve.
The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 735,000 student members as part of 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.