FFA club enjoys volunteering
Students from Logan-Rogersville High School’s FFA club have given more than 600 hours of volunteer time to Ozarks Food Harvest over the past three years.
Faculty advisor Jayson Shriver said the work of The Food Bank fits well with his farming and agriculture club. And the students enjoy the opportunity to give back.
“First of all, they have fun,” he said of his students. “They love the feeling once they’re done of giving back to their community and those in need.”
The volunteer session is very popular. Shriver said the sign-up sheet for the 20 volunteer spots fill up within 20 minutes of being posted at the high school.
The FFA group volunteers at least once a month, but will be at the Volunteer Center two times this month. They sort food and pack Weekend Backpacks or Senior Boxes. They also have volunteered at Ozarks Food Harvest’s garden in Rogersville.
Shriver said the concept of farmers’ donating their excess produce is an important lesson he hopes his FFA students will remember.
He said volunteering has given him the opportunity to show his students that “giving feels good and it makes good citizens and members of the community.”
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