Local farmer and past La Porte FFA President Alvin Bauer entered last year’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities online drawing and was selected to receive a $2,500 donation made payable to a local organization. Alvin directed Monsanto, the sponsor of the initiative, to contribute the monies to the La Porte-Dysart FFA Chapter.
Chapter instructor Louis Beck noted that the group is planning to use the donation this fall to sponsor another “Hunger Blitz” whereby the Union High School student body will spend a day packaging meals, as they did in 2013. The high protein, vitamin enriched meals are then distributed by Meals from the Heartland, a non-profit organization composed of volunteers who package meals for delivery to starving people around the world.