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Hancock FFA helps others during winter trip

The Hancock FFA Chapter recently had their annual winter trip, leaving on Sunday, Jan. 27.   The first stop was Maple Grove where they stayed for the night. The next morning the group packed up and left for Bloomington.

The morning started with the FFAers working at the Emergency Food Shelf. They split up into two groups - an assembly line group and a packaging group.

Those in the assembly line group took large amounts of produce and split it up into smaller portions. The group also sorted and packaged donated food from the community. The assembly line group packaged 281 boxes of produce and sorted through 3,762 lbs. of donated food.

Those in the packaging group packaged jasmine rice. The packaging group packaged 433 bags of the jasmine rice. This will result in a total of 3,106 people being served.

After they finished up at the Emergency Food Shelf the FFAers did some shopping for the Children’s Hospital. They split into two groups and went to  Michael’s and Target. The Hancock FFA chapter supplied the children at the hospital with crafts, toys, and games.

To finish up the day they spent some time at the Mall of America where they went shopping, hung out, and went on some rides.

Tuesday morning they dropped off the gifts at the Children’s Hospital and then headed over to the Mill City Museum for a tour. There they learned about the history of the Mill City Museum and also about the employees who worked there.

Everyone had a great time on the winter trip. The FFAers wanted to thank Adam and Rachel Bjerketvedt for taking the time to bring them on another awesome trip.