One of the core values of the 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.”


Scott Johnson
Iowa FFA Executive Director


See how the Central DeWitt FFA is making a difference in the video on the left and the global impact in the video on the right.


Get Involved!

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! Download the 2022 SAE FFA 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 on the FFA Hunger Champions 2022 flyer.

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