Roland-Story Agriculture students and FFA members headed by Jon Sansgaard (Program Chair), and Wyatt Origer sponsored a program to advocate and educate all the Roland-Story second grade students about world hunger.
The program they coordinated is entitled “Kids Against Hunger (KAH)” and focuses on the worldwide poverty problems that exist within the undeveloped countries, especially in Africa.
The second graders with assistance from 60 RS FFA members packaged 5,000 meals that will be shipped to schools in rural Tanzania.
“The program that Jon and Wyatt organized is a very meaningful program that can have some instant impacts on families in several African nations,” said Brad Taylor, agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor.
“Our research indicates that over 30,000 people die daily from poverty related problems, with a large number being children from these underdeveloped countries. We hope to make a small dent into this problem by educating others and becoming an advocate for this problem,” Taylor said.
In addition to the FFA members food packaging imitative, Matt Hamilton of Outreach International made an educational presentation to the students on his firsthand experiences in rural Tanzania.