April 23, 2021

Heard High FFA installs ‘Little Free Food Pantry’ at Franklin City Park

The Heard County High School FFA has constructed a “Little Free Food Pantry” at the trailhead of City Park next to the Franklin Police Station (Photo: Heard County FFA)

(Franklin, GA) — Frequent Franklin City Park and nature walk visitors may have noticed something new at the park’s trailhead entry the last couple of days.

The Heard County Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter has constructed a “Little Free Food Pantry” that will be available for those in need throughout the Heard County community.

With the partnering of National Honor Society members, who ran a canned food drive, the Heard County High Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter funded and constructed the structure with the help of Skills USA students from Mr. Long’s Construction classes.

Thanks to all those who helped install the pantry, the FFA is now able to provide canned and other non-perishable dried foods to the community.

FFA would like to thank Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah and Melinda Brown, Chamber of Commerce President, for assisting in finding a location in the community for this pantry.

Students and families have experienced food shortages during this pandemic and the FFA would like for these resources to be useful for those families in need.

Many of the Heard High’s student organizations teach the importance of community support and service. This project has taught students about the importance of recognizing a need, developing a solution, a plan, and working with others.

Please message the Heard County FFA Facebook page or call Heard County High School at 706-675-3656 concerning restocking needs or with any other questions.

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