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February 15, 2013

Local chapter holding food drive for National FFA Week

Woodward, Okla. — Over the next week, local FFA students will celebrate their organization's long heritage and many traditions, including the tradition of giving back.

Woodward High School FFA Advisor Chip Laubach said, "Our FFA Chapter will be celebrating National FFA Week from Feb. 16 to Feb. 23. This year's theme is 'Grow,' and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organizations future."

Laubach said part of those celebrations include a community service project in the form of a food drive.  Woodward FFA students have set a goal of collecting enough food to fill the chapter's 24-foot gooseneck trailer.

When asked why the organization decided to hold the food drive, Laubach said, "Our kids need community service projects and that's just one of the things FFA chapters across the nation do. There's a need for food drives so thats why we're doing one. We just felt we needed to do our part and give back to community."

The FFA advisor said his chapter has reached out to several other schools to join in the food drive.

"We've gotten back notices from several grade schools that they'll help out, Highland Park will be helping out, and high school teachers will have donation boxes in their rooms," he said.

Laubach said he hopes the community at large will get involved as well and in doing so, " "They're going to help out someone in Woodward who is less fortunate."

People interested in making donations can bring nonperishable items such as canned or boxed items to the Woodward High School Ag building.

Donations will be accepted until Friday Feb 22.  Collected items will then be delivered to the Woodward Community Food Pantry.

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