Part of the National FFA Organization’s motto is the line “living to serve”. As FFA members, we want to serve our communities in the best way we know how. Every year, Oregon FFA serves its community through a statewide food drive in partnership with Les Schwab Tire Stores.

The food drive is very simple. Each FFA chapter across Oregon partners with its local Les Schwab Tire Store with the goal of bringing in 500 pounds worth of food. Those chapters that reach the 500 pound mark will be recognized at the FFA State Convention. The chapter will receive paper bags from their local Les Schwab to distribute throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. Local residents can choose to fill the bags with any canned goods they have and leave them out the following week for the members to pick back up and take to the Les Schwab store. In addition, bins will be set up at the Les Schwab Tire Stores for anyone who wishes to bring food directly in. Cash and checks can also be given as donation, and every $ 0.50 equates to one pound of food. All the collected food and proceeds will be given to local food banks.

The Sutherlin FFA Chapter is taking part in this event and will be distributing bags this Friday, Oct. 6th and will be picking up the bags again next Friday, Oct. 13th. Please visit the Sutherlin Les Schwab Tire Store if you wish to donate, but do not receive a back on your door.