Posted: Friday, February 08, 2013 3:30 PM
Templeton FFA Receives FFA: Food For All Grant
Nationwide Grant Provides Funding for Food Production, Service-Learning
INDIANAPOLIS – The Templeton FFA chapter in Templeton, CA has been awarded $2500 as part of the FFA: Food For All program. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support year-long service-learning projects focused on developing and implementing sustainable hunger relief projects.
The Templeton FFA plans to help fight hunger by implementing a garden program in which fresh produce is grown on the high school campus and then donated to local food banks and community service districts. This project will include the refurbishment of dilapidated planter boxes and existing irrigation systems which will be done by Templeton High School students.
The FFA: Food For All grant program is administered by the National FFA Organization, with funding provided in part by Farmers Feeding the World and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The program provided approximately $323,000 to FFA chapters in 42 states. More information about the program can be found at ">www.ffa.org/foodforall">www.FFA.org/foodforall.
About the Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Established in 1999, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation’s primary mission is to combat hunger and improve the standard of living for vulnerable populations throughout the world. The Foundation invests in a full spectrum of initiatives to address global hunger and food insecurity including: direct humanitarian aid for populations in crisis; agricultural development for smallholder farmers, particularly women; livelihood improvement for smallholders through commercial market access; academic and field research to increase farmer productivity in resource-constrained contexts; and advocacy campaigns to sustain and scale best practices. Learn more at www.thehowardgbuffettfoundation.org/">">www.thehowardgbuffettfoundation.org/">www.thehowardgbuffettfoundation.org.
About Farmers Feeding the World
Farmers Feeding the World is an ambitious initiative of the Farm Journal Foundation that looks to rally the agriculture industry around three critical needs: providing hunger relief, creating agricultural development through sustainable solutions and communicating the importance of modern agriculture in the fight against hunger. The Farmers Feeding the World initiative unites farmers, agribusiness and organizations to make a meaningful difference in those three areas. For more information, visit ">www.farmersfeedingtheworld.org/">www.FarmersFeedingTheWorld.org.