Rally to Fight Hunger Chapter Grants Awarded
Special grants support local producers and those affected by food insecurity
MADISON, Wis. [May 27, 2020] – With the cancellation of this year’s Rally to Fight Hunger due to COVID-19, Wisconsin FFA is partnering with event sponsor, Kerry, and National FFA to continue to provide this much-needed support throughout the state. The newly created Rally to Fight Hunger Chapter Grant is providing $18,000 to support local producers and hunger relief projects led by FFA chapters.
“Wisconsin FFA members have accepted both the challenge and opportunity to continue Living to Serve during these unique times,” says Collin Weltzien, Wisconsin FFA State President. “Thanks to Kerry's unwavering support, that impact will be magnified in chapters and communities all across the state.”
All Wisconsin FFA Chapters were eligible to apply for this special chapter grant opportunity, and winning applicants were selected by the 2019-2020 State Officers. Thirty-six chapters are putting funds to work in their communities immediately and will share a report of their impact as part of a revised 2020 State Convention experience this summer.
The following Wisconsin FFA chapters will each receive $500 grants for their projects: Adams-Friendship, Ashland, Baraboo, Barron, Big Foot, De Soto, Flambeau, Freedom, Green Bay Southwest, Greenwood, Gresham, Hillsboro, Iowa-Grant, Kiel, Laconia, Badger, Lodi, Lomira, Loyal, Manawa, Marshfield, Milton, Milwaukee Vincent, Mondovi, North Crawford, Oconto Falls, Prairie du Chien, Rice Lake, River Ridge, River Valley, Royall, Thorp, Unity, Waupaca, Whitehall, and Wisconsin Dells.
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, unites individuals, organizations and companies who share a common interest in the advancement of agriculture and community leadership through FFA. You can support today’s FFA members by supporting the programs that have been core tenets of the FFA: proficiency awards, career development events, state FFA degrees, sectional leadership workshops, scholarships, chapter awards, agri-science fair, state FFA convention and state officer support. Learn more about the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and sponsorship opportunities by visiting www.wisconsinffafoundation.org.