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Sam Rayburn FFA Chapter receives Living to Serve Grant from National FFA Organization.
By Sam Rayburn ISD
Aug 8, 2019
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Indianapolis (6, August, 2019/National FFA Organization) – The Sam Rayburn FFA chapter in Ivanhoe, Texas has been awarded a Yearlong Living to Serve Grant in the amount of $3,000. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support yearlong service-learning projects that address needs related to community safety; environmental responsibility; hunger, health and nutrition; and community engagement.

Sam Rayburn FFA plans to help address hunger and nutrition awareness by having 3 tower gardens, one that will be displayed in the cafeteria, showcasing each month about a specific fruit or vegetable that is grow in that tower. Through this project, FFA members will grow produce which will be used in the school cafeteria. Additionally, in the summer months, food produced will be taken to local food pantries. Sam Rayburn FFA’s goal is to help inform elementary students to help them make better food choices and help our community fight hunger.

The program provided over $260,000 to FFA chapters in 32 states. The 2019-2020 Yearlong Living to Serve Grants are sponsored by CoBank, Tractor Supply Company, Cargill, Chevrolet and CSX. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit FFA.org/livingtoserve.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.