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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The second annual Future Farmers of America Rally to Fight Hunger community service project was hosted Wednesday morning by the State FFA Convention in Montgomery.

More than 500 FFA students from across Alabama spent the morning packaging over 75,000 meals for the Montgomery Area Food Bank, that serves 35 counties in Alabama. Wetupmka High School student, William Norris, said the project embodied the FFA motto "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live and Living to Serve."

"We're learning what it takes to provide for others, to confront the problem of hunger and find a solution," Norris said. "We're taking action to improve our community. It is inspiring and humbling to lead a group of students committed to serving others through FFA."

The FFA Rally to Fight Hunger was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation, that will go to serving food to the nearly one million Alabamians.

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