Metamora, OH – The Evergreen FFA Chapter has been awarded a grant designed to help the local community.
The grant is provided through the Ohio FFA Foundation’s Chapter Success Grants Program which provides support to build sustainable relationships and programs that will benefit Ohio communities for years to come.
Chapter Success Grants allow Ohio FFA chapters to apply for funding that aid community development projects.
These FFA chapter projects often benefit rural residents or low-income farmers and have a long-term impact on the community, either economically or through an improved quality of life.
Participating FFA Chapters will work in collaboration with other local organizations to complete these projects which will cover agricultural topics varying from educational programs to awareness and promotion to economic development.
The Evergreen FFA Chapter wants to combat food insecurity in the community by providing a minimum of 25 Thanksgiving meals for families in the Evergreen Local School District.
The FFA chapter plans to use the funds for the Thanksgiving Dinner Project. The chapter partners with a variety of organizations including the Evergreen High School Student Council, Evergreen Elementary, Evergreen FFA Alumni, and Evergreen High School Cafeteria to assemble family sized meals for local families in need at Thanksgiving.
All supplies will be gathered from November 6th-16th. The family meals will be distributed to families on November 21st. The chapter will be taking nominations for families through November 13th.
If you wish to nominate an Evergreen family, please contact Evergreen FFA Advisor, Alexis Howell at email@example.com.
After FFA chapters submitted project proposals to the Ohio FFA Foundation, a total of 14 grants were awarded to the following chapters: Allen East, Archbold, Ben Logan, Bio-Med Science Academy, Evergreen, Fort Frye, Miami Trace Great Oaks, Plymouth, Ridgemont, Ridgewood, Tinora, Urbana, Versailles, and Zane Trace. The projects will be completed by Spring of 2024.
The Chapter Success Grants program is a partnership between the Ohio FFA Foundation, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Heritage Cooperative.
About Ohio FFA: The Ohio FFA Association provides leadership, personal growth, and career success training through agricultural education to more than 25,000 student members who belong to one of the more than 300 local FFA chapters throughout the state.
The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
The Ohio FFA Foundation is a cooperative effort among education, business, and industry to support and inspire Ohio’s FFA members. For more information, visit ohioffa.org