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Baker FFA Chapter to Participate in Food Drive

Published on February 9, 2013 3:01AM

Last changed on March 9, 2013 1:09PM

Oregon FFA 50,000 Pound Challenge

The Baker FFA chapter will be participating in the Oregon Les Schwab Tire Center’s “FFA 50,000 Pound Food Challenge”.  The “50,000 Pound Challenge” was issued by the Oregon Les Schwab Stores as an initiative to fight hunger and feed children and adults suffering from food insecurity.  Les Schwab Tire Centers from across the state are partnering with the more than 100 local FFA chapters to raise food for local food banks and charities.  

The food drive is to raise much needed food for each local community’s food banks.  The challenge will be held the entire month of February.  Participating chapters will be contacting their local Les Schwab Stores to develop their own localized plan for raising the food.  The Challenge, for each of Oregon’s 113 FFA Chapters to raise 500 pounds of food - Cash donations will count at a rate of $.50 per pound of food (all chapters meeting this goal will be recognized on stage at the FFA Annual State Convention).  Chapters that raise the most food based on their school size (OSAA Rankings) will also be recognized and receive a chapter scholarship.  If you would like to help us reach our goal, please bring your donation to the Baker Les Schwab. Thank you for your generosity!


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