National Days of Service

As part of the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, FFA members from around the country are building and painting 100 little free pantries to be placed around Central Indiana. A little free pantry is an easy way for neighbors to help neighbors who have a need for food, hygiene or other items. We are reaching out to you, our neighbors, to offer an opportunity to request a pantry for your community.
All nonprofits and/or community members in Marion County and the surrounding counties — Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson and Shelby counties — are eligible to place a request. National FFA will provide the pantry, materials to place it and labor if needed. Stocking and maintaining the pantry will be the responsibility of the requesting community.
REQUEST A LITTLE FREE PANTRY
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National Days of Service On-Site Service Projects

Attendees to the National FFA Convention & Expo have two opportunities to participate in the new on-site service project!

Service Project #1

As part of the convention registration process, FFA members can sign up to build Little Free Pantries that will be placed in and around Indianapolis to improve access to food for those in need.

  • The volunteer time is between one to one-and-a-half hours in length, giving students time to participate in other convention experiences.
  • LFP build supported by Corteva Agriscience.
  • Want to build a little pantry in your community? Download the Virtual National Days of Service Supplemental Project Guide: Little Free Pantry.
LITTLE FREE PANTRY PROJECT GUIDE (PDF)
Service Project #2

Attendees can visit the National Days of Service booth to serve during the convention and expo, no registration required!  As part of this service project, participants will:

  • Design and paint the Little Free Pantries that will be placed in and around Indianapolis.
  • Create up-lifting cards for Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana.

National Days of Service Virtual Service Project

Put your leadership into action in October and be a part of this annual event!

Register your service event to be a part of the National Days of Service nationwide. Once you have completed your service project, share your impacts, pictures, and videos. Your chapter will be highlighted in an interactive map that will inspire others to serve in their communities!

Sign Up and Report
2020 National Days of Service Sites
Impacts from 2020 FFA National Days of Service

Impacts from 2020 FFA National Days of Service

The FFA National Days of Service Toolkit has all you need to Investigate, Plan, Serve and Evaluate your service project. The toolkit also includes service action plan templates for projects in the four focus areas: community safety; hunger, health and nutrition; environmental responsibility; and community engagement.

2021 Interactive Toolkit (PDF)

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