Waupaca FFA members organized a Kids Against Hunger food drive that provided 40,000 packaged meals for the Waupaca area families in need.
Nearly 90 students and community volunteers worked from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 17, in the Wauapca High School gym, assembling the ingredients into the packages.
Kids Against Hunger is a non-profit organization based in Minnesota. Its mission is to provide nutritious meals that are easily transportable to various locations around the world.
Kids Against Hunger provides all the ingredients for the high-protein, fortified casserole that includes rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and protein powder.
Jared Borntrager, a vice president of the FFA, and the Waupaca FFA members began the project in February by mailing letters for donations in February. Their reached their goal of $7,500.