Paso FFA chapter receives national grant
The Paso Robles High School FFA chapter received a grant from the national FFA organization to help fight hunger. The chapter has been awarded $2,494 as part of the FFA: Food-For-All grant program. This nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support year-long service learning projects that address local hunger needs.
The Paso Robles High School horticulture students plan to fight hunger by building bridges with K-8 students at selected middle schools and elementary schools, creating connections with the community, and providing fresh, wholesome produce for local families and the school district’s food services program.
As part of this grant, horticulture students at PRHS will plant food crops in the Bearcat Garden Bed project. “They are excited to work with the K-8 students during workshops, and the community through garden days. The students are also excited to harvest their product and see it go to families that are in need, and into the food services at our schools,” said Environmental Horticulture Advisor Theresa Clark.
The FFA: Food For All Grants are sponsored by: CF Industries, Elanco, Mainsource, Tractor Supply Company, and Tyson Foods as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The program has provided nearly $330,000 to FFA chapters in 39 states and the Virgin Islands. In addition, the FFA: Food-For-All grant program is part of the National FFA Organization’s Feeding Our World – Starting at Home platform. More information about the program can be found at FFA.org.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 610,240 student members who belong to one of 7,665 chapters throughout the U.S., the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
If you would like more information on becoming involved with the garden bed project, or the environmental horticulture program at Paso Robles High School, please contact Theresa Clark by calling (805) 769-1500 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.