Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 06 November 2012 15:43
Nine members of the Hillsboro High School FFA chapter participated in two service projects while attending the National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 24-26.
One of the service projects was the FFA Rally to Fight Hunger, which involved more than 9,500 FFA members, advisers and guests in packaging 1 million meals in 20 hours.
Half of the meals stayed in the Indianapolis area and the other half was sent to Haiti through the organization Kids Against Hunger.
The other project was part of a Day of Service emphasis, according to adviser Sonya Roberts, where the HHS students worked a three-hour shift at Gleaner Food Bank in Indianapolis and filled nearly 4,000 backpack food bags for school children.