Highland FFA: Hope for the hungry


By Abigail Erdy - And Kelsey Caulley - FFA Chapter Reporters



Highland FFA members package meals for families in Haiti.

Highland FFA members package meals for families in Haiti.


Courtesy Photo

SPARTA — Sixty percent of all children’s deaths in Haiti are caused by malnutrition. Lifeline Christian Mission recognizes this threat and does everything in their power to prevent starvation and share hope with the world.

By packaging food then sending it to Haiti, Lifeline CM saves the world one meal at a time.

A couple weeks ago, several area churches organized the event and the Highland FFA participated in food packaging with this wonderful organization for the second year in a row. Members gathered to mix, seal and package meals before shipping them to Haiti.

It is our intent that with these meals also comes hope and compassion to those less fortunate, and an inspiration for others to partake in similar missions.

In one day thousands of meals were packed and ready to ship.

Harvest Party

Highland FFA Officers have been hosting a Harvest Party for the past few years. This gives FFA members the opportunity to meet other members they may not know and for everyone to have a great time while bonding. Members can also bring their family to this meeting. The Harvest Party is very enjoyable and gives many opportunities for new FFA members to get out there, while of course, having fun.

When Harvest Party begins, we go through opening ceremonies. We do this so each FFA member knows our roles as officers and what they stand for. Members make motions that everyone debates on and then either agrees or disagrees on.

After we’re done with the meeting portion of the night, members and their families enjoy something to eat. We ask members ahead of time to bring a dish to share. Once the members are done eating, the officers then assign teams so we can start on some of the activities.

During the Harvest Party some of the activities that we do include playing capture the flag, playing corn hole, making scarecrows, hay bale relays, sack racing, and then a hay ride. During most of these activities the teams had to work together and try their best to win. These activities were not only super fun and had all of the members out being active while having a great time, but they also helped us grow closer as a chapter.

Highland FFA members package meals for families in Haiti.
https://www.morrowcountysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2018/10/web1_IMG_2292.jpgHighland FFA members package meals for families in Haiti. Courtesy Photo

By Abigail Erdy

And Kelsey Caulley

FFA Chapter Reporters