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FFA food packaging

Cody Nielson, Riley Goche, Jace Jennings, Patrick Louscher, Wyatt Garman, and Garrett Goche help package food at the FFA food packaging event.

Written by: Alessandra Rizzo

On Friday, November 20th, Algona FFA students packaged 70,420 meals. Co-chairs for this event were Maddie McPeak and Caleb Christensen, who organized the Meals from the Heartland service project. Some meals may stay in Iowa or in the USA, if food pantries want them, but most will be shipped overseas. The FFA wants to thank the corporate sponsors, the FFA members, AHS students, faculty, and staff who all helped package meals and make this event very successful. “Our event went well. We look forward to making this an annual event,” Christensen says.

On Monday, December 2nd, the FFA students went shopping for an adopted family for Christmas. The FFA members did a great job picking out the gifts and wrapping them. After shopping for the adopted family, they held their regular monthly meeting and wrapped the presents. The Algona FFA annually participates in the Adopt a Family program.

Also on the FFA’s agenda currently is their fruit, cheese, and sausage sales. The students sold products from the second week in October until the first week of November. The goods arrived on Monday, December 9th, and FFA members were busy distributing them. Proceeds from these sales go for FFA activities throughout the year. If students sold enough, they earn money for official FFA attire and jackets. Everyone’s goal was $800 or more in sales to help with the variety of events they do throughout the year.