Congratulations to the 2021 Iowa FFA Hunger Champions Challenge winners:
1st Place – Lone Tree
2nd Place – Central DeWitt
3rd Place – West Fork
Lone Tree FFA
Awards were presented at the 2021 FFA Convention in Des Moines, IA.
Thank you Cargill for your continued support!
Partner with us to activate your FFA Chapter to package life-saving meals for people in need in Iowa, across the country and around the world.
We are happy to work with your Officer Team to organize a meal packaging event right at your school to maximize your impact. This allows your FFA Chapter to mobilize a select group of students or your entire school! Students may complete this challenge in accordance with their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Award Program! See more on our FFA SAE Flyer.
What’s better than packaging thousands of meals with your fellow students? Leading the way in your Blue Jacket, hairnet and mask of course!
Check out all the details FFA Hunger Champions 2021.
“Meals from the Heartland is a great fit for our FFA Chapters due to a number of factors that come together with just the right mix: financial support, service support, and vendor support. FFA Chapters are fortunate to have local financial support to be able to host the meal-packaging opportunity. Service is a part of the local FFA chapter’s DNA, so the local membership is ready-made to roll up their sleeves and get the job done. Food insecurity is a topic that resonates with our organization because of our direct connection with agriculture.
Another core of FFA is the notion of servant leadership, which has been a part of the FFA since it was founded. There really is no other way to understand and relate to FFA without acknowledging the value of service. Meals from the Heartland events resonate with FFA members because of its service component and because of the direct connection with fighting food insecurity.
Many local FFA Chapters are part of smaller school systems and thus an event hosted by the FFA chapter inherently involves the school and/or community. Relationships that are strengthened during these service projects connect the school with the stakeholders in the community and set the foundation for future partnerships, partnerships that are the lifeblood of our FFA Chapters.”