FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. We do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Serving under the direction of local partner organizations, our service members focus on three areas of service:
Hands-on learning: students grow, cook, and taste new foods, which builds their skills and changes food preferences
Healthy school meals: the cafeteria experience steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods
Schoolwide culture of health: as a whole, the school community and environment – from hallways to classrooms to cafeteria to grounds – celebrates healthy food. We measure our success in terms of changes in children, schools, and systems.
In Michigan, we currently serve in the following communities: Battle Creek, Boyne Falls, Detroit, Ferndale, Flint, Muskegon, Pellston, Suttons Bay, and Traverse City. Do you want to serve your community, get kids excited about healthy food, learn new skills, and join a network of changemakers? Reach out to the Michigan Field Office for more information about our program and joining our team: firstname.lastname@example.org