FFA’s Multifaceted Approach
“’Work for a cause, not for applause’ has been the motto we are trying to encompass when it comes to the goals we set this year,” said Brooklan Light, State FFA Reporter. “During Blast OFF training at the beginning of the year, we set several goals as an officer team. However one of those goals was specific to the Hunger Challenge.
“The past few years the Oklahoma FFA has worked tirelessly to collect meat sticks for hungry children across the state of Oklahoma. The purpose of this is to try and help put an end to children having to worry about where their next meal will come from. Last year’s State FFA Officer Team was able to collect enough animals to package around 1 million meat sticks for the cause, with help from the Oklahoma Beef Council. The goal this year is to get 1 million meat sticks for the Hunger Challenge on their own.
In September, the State Officer Team was at the Food Bank sorting, labeling, and packaging cans for distribution. The group loved the experience and looks forward to the next opportunity. Brooklan would like other groups to know, “We strongly encourage anyone that has a free day to take hold of the opportunity and go help out.”
Rogers County Feeding Extravaganza
The Rogers County Feeding Extravaganza is a non-profit started by a Claremore resident. The goal is to encourage youth to assume the responsibility of caring for an animal in order to teach them responsibility and the value of a strong work ethic. The youth were able to raise approximately $87,000 this year and 2,634 pounds of ground pork were donated and processed by Four State Processors in Big Cabin and provided to partner programs in Rogers County.
Anyone who would like to make livestock or other donations can contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-936-4522.
If you have a group that would like to volunteer with the Food Bank contact Teressia at email@example.com or 918-936-4512.