Missouri FFA ispulling together details for our second Food Insecurity Day at the Missouri State Fair.
First of all, we are pleased to partner with Missouri Farmers Care, Missouri State Fair, The Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri, Meals of Hope and Feeding Missouri on this and other events at the MSF this year in regards to Food Insecurity.
We plan to pack 100,000 Meals at the Missouri State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. These meals will stay in Missouri; in fact the goal is to work to get at least 15,000 to 20,000 meals to each of the six food banks located in the state (truly a state effort). This day is also the Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive Day at the Fair. Missouri Farmers Care has been gracious enough to again add our sponsorship needs to their efforts as they are working to raise $250,000 for the Backpack program in Missouri. We have been included in this effort and we need to provide FFA members to assist with various activities during the Fair in return.
What does the Food Insecurity Day look like on August 14, 2018?
THERE ARE MODIFICATIONS FROM LAST YEAR. We heard that an 8 a.m. start was difficult for some chapters to fascillitate, so we are working to adjust our schedule and MSF and MFC are behind us 100 percent. We have scheduled two packing shifts this year.
Here is the TENTATIVE schedule and associated items as of May 15, 2018:
8:30 am – Registration for morning volunteers at the Directors Tent on MSF grounds
9:00 am – Welcome – State President
9:05 am – Introduction of Partners (with a few remarks) – MSF, MDA, Food Banks, Sponsors
9:15 am – Scavenger Hunt instructions
9:30 am – FFA Members transported to Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall by trams provided by MSF
9:45 am – Instructions for packing
10:00 am – News Conference with Partners
10:15 am – Begin Packing with first shift
11:30 am — Registration for afternoon volunteers at the Directors Tent on MSF grounds
12:00 noon – Noon Meal in the Directors Tent for BOTH morning volunteers and afternoon volunteers
12:30 pm – Speaker – Diane Sullivan – Advocate for Agriculture and working to end Food Insecurity
1:00 pm – FFA members transported to Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall
1:30 pm – Begin Packing with second shift
3:30 pm – Conclude packing and clean up
By 5:00 pm – turn in scavenger hunt paperwork at FFA Building for a thank you gift for your participation
5:30 pm – Sponsors dinner with speaker Diane Sullivan – Invite only!!
If you are interested in helping, please contact your FFA advisor. Questions may be directed to Keith Dietzschold at email@example.com
Thank you for service to FFA members across the state.