Members of the Roland-Story FFA Chapter continue to donate produce from their community garden. In the past month, donations have been made to the Roland-Story Middle School food pantry, Loaves and Fishes in Story City and to Food at First in Ames.
“It has been a positive experience for all the student members who have participated in the garden these past few months. To see firsthand the individuals you are providing food to is a real eye-opener and humbling experience,” said Brad Taylor, Roland-Story agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor.
The Roland-Story garden consists of a sweet corn patch and a vegetable garden of approximately 12,000 square feet. Since the first week-end of July, the FFA chapter has donated in excess of 4 tons of fresh produce to the three different food pantries.