Helping Those in Need in Murray

posted on Monday, December 27, 2021

Murray FFA members are doing good in their community with the help of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation’s Ignite the Spirit program.

The Murray FFA Chapter put together a community service project to give back to families in need this holiday season. Murray hosts an annual Mrs. Claus event where the community comes together to provide toys, blankets and more almost 120 people in need. These FFA members thought providing food would be a great addition to the event. The FFA chapter contributed pork loins as well as a meal kit with canned pumpkin, pie crust, cake and frosting, things for a green bean casserole, boxed mashed potatoes and gravy, and canned vegetables.

We met these service minded FFA students when they picked up their pork loins and kits for the meals at the Osceola Operation Christmas Meal stop.

This FFA chapter is a participant in Operation Christmas Meal’s Ignite the Spirit program, aimed at supporting students who wish to help fight hunger, locally. 

Ignite the Spirit is a program of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms and offers student FFA and 4-H organizations two cases of pork loins, a $250 check and kits so they can develop local partnerships and seek ways to help families in need.


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