INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Fighting hunger is now a priority for the Fort Osage Future Farmers of America or FFA chapter. The teens have been selected by the national organization to participate in its national "Invest 2 Fight Hunger" pilot program. Only 30 chapters were extended this opportunity across the nation. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to use their leadership skills by educating the community about hunger problems in their own communities.
Fort Osage senior Breanne Houghtaling says she's excited to join the project.
"I think it's pretty cool , it's obviously a pretty big thing," said Houghtaling.
Junior Alex Siefker says it's time to come together to help those who need it most in the Kansas City area.
"I want people to look at us and think about how good we are and not people who turn a cold shoulder to people who are in need," said Siefker.
The students will be giving a number of presentations this year to the public about the invest to fight hunger program and how you can help.