The following is from https://www.ffa.org/Programs/GrantsAndScholarships/LivingToServe/Pages/Food-For-All.aspx.
140 chapters in 41 states were funded through FFA: Food For All grant program. Visit our Community Walk Map for an interactive list of chapters and project abstracts.
Feeding the world-starting at home with FFA: Food for All grants! The National FFA is pleased to announce the availability of funds, to help fight hunger, in the form of a competitive grant process for chapters. FFA: Food For All grants are provided through funding from Farmers Feeding the World and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
Chapters may apply for up to $2,500 to support year-long service-learning projects focused on developing and implementing sustainable hunger programs. Service-learning is a method of teaching and learning that challenges students to identify, research, develop, and implement solutions to identified needs in their school or community as part of their curriculum. Project concepts include, but are not limited to:
- Developing a community garden to supplement fresh fruits and vegetables to the school or local food pantry;
- Raising broilers to provide fresh meat and eggs to local families;
- Growing Tilapia and other protein sources to be donated to the community;
- Creating a Community Supported Agriculture program that provides fresh produce to families in need; or
- Hosting community workshops on container and backyard gardening and other sustainable food practices.
A Successful FFA: Food For All Project Will:
- Initiate a sustainable hunger program that occurs from February through November 2012.
- Include educational outreach to the community to aid in sustainability.
- Involve youth in the design and implementation of the service-learning project.
- Reach diverse audiences.
- Provide National FFA with copies of all outputs created in connection with the program.
- Submit a Mid-Year Update, Output Report, Year-End Accomplishment Report, and Fiscal Year-End Report.
- Participate in a “Program Showcase” at the 2012 national FFA convention with the creation of a display highlighting project outcomes.
- Participate in an online post-reflective assessment survey. The survey will be administered in the final weeks of the project and takes approximately 15 minutes.