AHS students growing vegetables for food bank

Arlington High School students growing vegetables for food bank
FFAArlington High School (AHS) students are growing vegetables this spring and summer to donate to the Arlington Community Food Bank. For the past two years, Arlington FFA members have collected non-perishable food at the Spring FFA Plant Sale to support the food bank. This year, they’ve partnered with Gardeners Share Abundance to grow the vegetables to help those in need.

“It feels great to be doing something for the community,” said Junior Brynn Stavang, President of Arlington FFA Chapter.

The students are growing broccoli, cabbage and parsley in the greenhouse at AHS. Later this spring, the plants will be transplanted to the community garden at Andrew’s Hay.

“This really gives life to the work and the students enjoy seeing what they’re growing,” said AHS Agriculture Teacher Jessica Nemnich. “It helps them understand why they’re doing this and provides them an opportunity to give back to the community.”

Community members can support the food bank at Arlington FFA Plant Sale with cash donations or non-perishable food items from May 3-4.