FFA is known for its service and care for issues affecting the world. Currently, there are over 700 million people in the world who are malnourished, so Oregon FFA has chosen to help “Drive Away Hunger” through a statewide food drive initiative partnered by Les Schwab Tires. FFA Chapters and Les Schwab businesses across the entire state collect funds and food donations that are send to local food pantries and those in need.
Recently, Sutherlin FFA took part in the initiative by dropping of donation bags around the community and picking up food donations in them. As well, Sutherlin Les Schwab Food Drive has food and money donation bins at their facility. Cassidy Leatherwood, Sutherlin FFA Chapter Vice President, describes her experience, “ I think it’s important that as an agriculture based program we take care of feeding the world, and this community service program does just that.”