A total of $8,370.84 and 322 hogs were donated to the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s Pork for Packs program as part of the 2021-2022 Oklahoma FFA Hunger Challenge.
Pork for Packs – a collaboration between the OKFB Foundation for Agriculture, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma – provides protein sticks for chronically hungry children in Oklahoma. The protein sticks are included in food-filled backpacks given to students to eat during weekends and holidays, when meals at school are not available.
“We are thankful for the students who donated animals and helped their chapters raise money for the Pork for Packs program,” said David VonTungeln, OKFB Foundation for Agriculture president. “These donations help ensure Oklahoma children have access to a nutritious protein source when school is not in session.”
The FFA Hunger Challenge encourages students to donate their animals to the program during the Tulsa State Fair and the Oklahoma Youth Expo. Chapters can also make cash contributions through adding a quarter to the price of each fundraising product sold throughout the year.
This year, Kellyville FFA – one of 142 participating chapters – was recognized as the FFA chapter with the highest monetary contribution, donating $1,500 to the program.
For more information about Pork for Packs or the FFA Hunger Challenge, contact Holly Carroll at (405) 523-2300.