Albion FFA sets big goal in annual food drive: 50,000 pounds of produce

File photos by Tom Rivers: Albion FFA members load a flat bed trailer with produce on Dec. 14, 2019. The students sorted and boxed the produce in the FFA shop.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 November 2020 at 8:49 am

ALBION – The Albion FFA has set a big goal for its annual food drive: 50,000 pounds.

The student-led group last year reached 40,000 pounds for the first time. The Albion FFA started the food drive in 2010 and was able to collect 3,000 pounds of produce that was delivered to Community Action of Orleans & Genesee.

The effort has grown significantly since the first year, and now several churches and food pantries receive produce that is donated by local farmers and ag businesses.

Albion FFA Alumni help to reach out to farmers and collect the produce. It is kept in the FFA shop and then organized by FFA members.

The FFA has reached put to farms and businesses that have given to the food drive in the past. Bailey Nesbitt, the FFA president, welcomes other farms and businesses to contribute to the effort, to try to reach 50,000 pounds during a year that has been especially challenging for many local families due to Covid-19 and the strain on the local economy.

Farms and businesses interested in donating to the food drive can contact the FFA president at or the FFA advisor, Betsy Krenning, at

The FFA will deliver the food to Community Action on the morning of Dec. 12.

Albion FFA members are pictured in December 2016 after the truck was loaded with food that was taken to Community Action.

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