FFA hosts food drive for families in need

Published 12:25 pm Thursday, December 20, 2018

By Cassidy Napier

Jessamine County FFA Chapter Reporter

In November, the Jessamine County Future Farmers of America chapter hosted their 62nd annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

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East Jessamine High School, West Jessamine High School, the Jessamine Career and Technology Center, Central Office, Red Oak Elementary and East Jessamine Middle School all contributed non-perishable food items and monetary donations to this year’s food drive.

This year’s food drive brought in 17,800 items and 84 turkeys for families within Jessamine County.

This food also helped stock the shelves of the Jessamine County Salvation Army to help feed families for this holiday season. This year’s food drive fed 85 families, which does not include the families who will come to the Salvation Army to receive food and brings the item total to over 18,500.

Jessamine County FFA students hand delivered items to those 85 families and to the Salvation Army late last month. Students not only had the opportunity to donate food to help families within their community but were also able to see the impact that these donations had on them.

The Jessamine County FFA President Jessica Doolin spoke at this assembly along with West Jessamine Principle Brady Thornton and Southland Christian Church High School Director Dusty Bailey.


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Jessamine County FFA students hand delivered items 85 families and to the Salvation Army late last month. Shown here are Luke Guy, James Larmour, Cassidy Napier, Aubrey Crank, Morgan Berryman, Katelyn Scales, Rachel Archer, Kyley Shinall, Joy Kenion, Paige Harrod, Brady Thornton, Emily lynch, Ashley Smith, Zack Maxey, Madison Bruner, Carter Ball, Jessica Doolin, and Bella Hodge.