By Amy Kline, FFA Advisor
Seven members of the Warren Hills FFA along with other volunteers helped to harvest over 10,000 pounds of Jersey tomatoes on Oct. 14, providing over 10,000 servings for individuals suffering from food insecurity with America’s Grow a Row in Pittstown.
NJ Members that were new to picking tomatoes were impressed with how many people could be helped in such a short amount of time. Chip Paillex (Founder of America’s Grow a Row) thanked all volunteers and reminded them their “efforts were timely as because we needed to get the tomatoes harvested as soon as possible due to the frost that came early this morning.”
Jacqi Witte (America’s Grow a Row Development and Coordinating Manager) stated she was impressed that the groups worked through the mud and the mist and did not slow down!” The Warren Hills FFA members enjoyed living out a piece of the FFA Motto “Living to Serve” while helping communities address their food insecurities in a tangible way!
Photo: left to right – Ashley Marrero, Anissa Raymond, Owen Donnelly, Elizabeth Wheelan, Shawnn Flaherty, Devon McCabe, and Amy Kline, FFA Advisor.