Young people giving back

March 6, 2013 

During a National FFA Convention, 10 Palmetto High students learned about another chapter's work through the "Food for All" grant to help fight hunger. The Palmetto Agriculture students and FFA members decided to take action here. They contacted The Hope Center, a local food pantry that currently serves 175 families throughout Manatee County. They had a canned-food drive and collected 639 pounds along with 1,000 pounds of potatoes from Take a Break Cafe. In January they won a $2,500 grant from Food for All, which will be used to improve their garden and host workshops in the community on how to grow herb and vegetable gardens.

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