Over 800 FFA members are staying dry Tuesday on the Missouri State Fairgrounds by packing meals for families in need. Volunteers from around the state are gathered in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall, with a goal to pack 150,000 meals of fortified beans and rice. Missouri FFA President Colton Roy says food insecurity is a widespread problem.
The meals will go to all six of Missouri’s regional food banks for distribution. Today’s service project is sponsored by Missouri Farmers Care. As part of Food Insecurity Awareness day, admission to the State Fair is $2 for each person who brings at least two canned goods.