Tate High FFA Provides Meals Of Hope To The Needy

March 16, 2017

The Tate High School FFA is lending a hand to local families in need along with Feeding the Gulf Coast and Meals of Hope.

The group raised $5,000 to purchase bulk commodities to be packaged in single family portions and redistributed to help feed families in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Wednesday, the FFA students packaged thousands of macaroni and cheese meals — carefully measuring, pouring, weighing labeling and counting each bag. Each family receiving one of the mac and cheese meals will know from the label that it was packed by the Tate High School FFA.

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Photos by Kim Stefansson for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “Tate High FFA Provides Meals Of Hope To The Needy”

  1. Mrs. V on March 16th, 2017 9:38 pm

    Unfortunately, photos just can’t do justice to the atmosphere in the gym when the students were assembling the meals. Going from station to station, I watched careful measuring, attention to detail, and plenty of problem solving . . . not to mention plenty of dancing feet and smiling faces. Not only did the ag students assemble and pack the meals, they also cleaned up the tables, repacked the supplies to be shipped back to Meals of Hope, and swept the floor until lured away by pizza. This group turned right around today to man a petting zoo, horseshoes, and calf roping for Special Olympics. Score two for the values supported by FFA!

  2. Chickenwings on March 16th, 2017 11:17 am

    Actually there was over 20 thousand meals packaged and sent to the local food bank. It was great to see our youth serving others.

  3. Nana of 16 on March 16th, 2017 9:58 am

    I AM SO PROUD OF THE TATE HS YOUTH! I live in Alabama now but I attended school at Wm. J. Woodham High in Pensacola many years ago, we were rivals BUT I hope this brings the communities together. Keep up the good work!!

    (I did have a few boyfriends who went to Tate, heehee)

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