Better Days Through Better Ways Grant Recipients Announced
The Kentucky FFA Foundation announced today that five Kentucky FFA Chapters have been selected to receive “Better Days Through Better Ways” grants to help combat hunger and food insecurity in their local communities. The grants were made possible through the generous support of the Mulhollem-Cravens Foundation.
Each of the chapters selected will be establishing a sustainable food project that can have a lasting impact on a local food bank.
- The Henry County and Southwestern Pulaski FFA chapter’s will be raising laying hens and donating eggs to local food banks. Each of these FFA chapters also have plans to help transition some of the hens to student’s homes, creating Supervised Agricultural Experience opportunities for members.
- Jessamine County FFA and Harrison County Middle School FFA will be helping provide much needed protein for their food banks through poultry production. Jessamine County will be raising broiler chickens and Harrison County will be raising turkeys which will be donated to local food banks.
- The Todd County Central FFA chapter will be building low tunnels and raising cold crops throughout the winter. This will help provide fresh produce during months when many food insecure people have traditionally had no access to it.
“The Kentucky FFA Foundation is proud to partner with the Mulhollem-Cravens Foundation to provide these grants,” said Executive Director Sheldon McKinney. “In addition to providing much needed food for hungry people in local communities, this program will allow agriculture students to learn more about food production and the importance of giving back.”