Crest FFA Coordinates Project to Package Food For Those in Need

Crest FFA Coordinates Project to Package Food For Those in Need
Posted on 03/07/2023

packaging process for Meals of HopeThe Crest High FFA Chapter recently coordinated a project with “Meals of Hope” packaging 51,840 meals for those in need in Cleveland County. The project was conducted at Poplar Springs Baptist Church and involved local FFA Chapters from Cleveland County and volunteers from various local organizations.

Crest FFA Member, Michael Callahan, became interested in the effort after attending the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) back in the summer. The conference is conducted by the National FFA Organization and focuses on helping build leadership skills that translate into increased service for the local community. Callahan is the Vice President for the Crest FFA Chapter and served as the chairperson for the Crest FFA Feeds Cleveland County committee that coordinated the project.  Callahan stated that the project is “a great way to build community through service”.

Meals packaged through this effort were provided to schools throughout Cleveland County using the school social workers. Additionally, meals are also available through a partnership with the Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association. The meals packaged through this project are non-perishable and shelf stable, aiding in the availability of the meals to help those that need them the most. Funding for this project was acquired by student members contacting local sponsors and receiving support and donations. Volunteers were provided lunch on the day of the event sponsored by Poplar Springs Baptist Church and the Runway Cafe.

About Crest FFA
The Crest FFA Chapter has 238 students members and is part of the North Carolina FFA Association, a youth organization of 32,597 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture. FFA’s 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.

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