Wilco donates $1 million to FFA
June 6, 2019
Wilco, an agricultural cooperative serving farmers and customers of Washington and Oregon, has donated more than $1 million to the FFA organizations in the two states it serves through its FFA Forever campaign, launched in 2011.
The funds represent donations from the cooperative, its employees, its customers and its vendors, garnered through the campaign’s multiple annual initiatives.
The majority of the money raised and donated by Wilco is delivered to the state organizations at their annual conventions, where Wilco also exhibits.
Wilco’s support for FFA extends beyond financial donations: the cooperative allows local FFA chapters to hold fundraising events at their stores, participates in the annual food drive in conjunction with Les Schwab Tires, and discounts supplies purchased by FFA chapters, delivering additional financial value.
“It’s a great privilege and honor to work for a company that believes so deeply in its values that it is willing to commit to this level of community support, which is a central tenet of Wilco as a cooperative,” said TJ Colson, Wilco’s Director of Store Operations.