Grant Union FFA chapter members played a big role in helping curb hunger in Grant County during the month of October as they participated in Oregon FFA’s Drive Away Hunger initiative.

Oregon FFA officials recently announced that statewide the FFA organizations raised a total of 342,420 meals that will be given to those in need.

The Grant Union chapter worked together to collect bags inserted in the Blue Mountain Eagle and Captial Press newspapers.

Food was also collected at Les Schwab Tires Center in John Day.

Grant Union FFA adviser Adam Ineck said he was thankful for all the cooperating partners and all who donated to the cause.

“Together we donated and collected just over 1,100 pounds of food this year that we delivered directly to the Grant County Food Bank,” he said. “This is a great example of our members living the last line of our FFA motto, ‘Living to Serve.’”

Angel Carpenter is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. She can be contacted at angel@bmeagle.com or 541-575-0710.

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