Harvest for America, the FFA Alumni-led program that collects food donations in five statesâ€”Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida and Michiganâ€”is teaming up with Tractor Supply Company and Carhartt to reach more families in need.
FFA Alumni members are working with current FFA members to promote and organize events and food-collection sites while working closely with local food banks to ensure proper distribution.
Tractor Supply is providing each participating FFA chapter with donation bins, promotional materials and space for bins inside its stores.
The series of food drives in the participating states will be conducted over six months. During that time, each participating FFA chapter will organize three food-drive events plus a food drive in conjunction with an existing local event or the chapterâ€™s own event.
In addition to Tractor Supply stores, collection bins will be available at grocery stores, high school football games, and other heavy-traffic sites where FFA students feel they can collect substantial food donations.
The FFA chapter from each participating state with the highest number of donations will receive bonuses, including a free trip to the FFA National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., a free trip to their state FFA Leadership Conference and a $500 Tractor Supply gift card.
Also, three FFA members will be selected for a free trip to the Tractor Supply Manager’s Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 507,763 student membersâ€”all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agricultureâ€”as part of 7,439 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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. ClickÂ here for more information.