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By: Chris Rodriguez, Klein Forest FFA
September 01, 2010

 
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The 82nd annual Texas FFA Convention Food Drive served the city of Corpus Christi, Texas and residents of South Texas who were in need. This year, FFA members brought non perishable food items, toiletries, baby products and paper goods to the South Texas Food Bank. These products were distributed throughout Corpus Christi.

The South Texas Food Bank focuses on the elderly, families and children who reside in the south Texas area. They offer conjoined food stamp and food bank programs, and visit schools throughout south Texas in order to provide for impoverished children and their families.

The food drive continues to give back to the community of the host city in which the state convention is held each year. It was founded by Erynne Treptow, former Weimer FFA member, in order to show the affability of the FFA organization. Liz Treptow, Weimer FFA advisor, serves as an assistant to the food drive and is the mother of Eyrnne.

“It’s a great way to show Corpus how the FFA can give back to the community,” Liz says.

The food drive was able to collect an amazing 2500 pounds of food.

In addition to the food drive, Hannah Treptow, Weimer FFA member, also organized a service event in which more than 400 members participated in cleaning a section of the beach on North Padre Island.

With the vast numbers of FFA members and their willingness to serve, they continue to support local communities year in and year out.

 
 
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