A Middletown group has gotten money to develop programs to fight hunger.
The Middletown FFA received $2,500 as part of the first FFA: Food For All, a nationwide program to support projects focused on creating sustainable hunger relief projects.
The Middletown group plans to plant and maintain a 7.5-acre vegetable garden and raise poultry to provide food for needy families in nearby communities.
The project is meant to help members learn about sustainable gardening practices and where their food comes from.
FFA members will also help local groups plant flowers for gardens and deliver harvested food to families.
In addition, they’ll help with agricultural education at the Grow FFA banquet in June and the Middletown-Braddock Community Show in the fall.
The FFA: Food for All program provided $330,000 to FFA chapters in 41 states. More information about the program is available at www.FFA.org/foodforall.