IARN — FFA members across the country are working together to make sure their communities have the food they need during the holiday season. It is a part of the National Days of Service program through the National FFA Organization. Traditionally, members who attend the National FFA Convention and Expo participate in the National Days of Service, which gives back to the community hosting the event. Because the event was virtual this year, the National Days of Service program challenged members across the country to give back where they live. It is a part of a bigger initiative by the organization to have nationwide community engagement programs for the National Days of Service.
Chapters are being encouraged to explore four specific areas, including community safety, hunger, health and nutrition, environmental responsibility, and community engagement. “We know that service is an important part of the FFA experience for our members,” says Michele Sullivan, senior manager of local engagement for the National FFA Organization. “With the convention going virtual, FFA was excited to launch the first-ever National Days of Service set to take place across the country.” She says the National FFA Organization plans to continue the virtual National Days of Service beside the in-person event for years to come.
Story courtesy of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.