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Month: July 2017

5 Years as a FoodCorps Alum: in 5 Photos

My name is Rachel Spencer, and I’m honored receive the inaugural FoodCorps Alumni Service Leadership Award. I currently work for the USDA in our Office of Community Food Systems farm to school team, where I help child nutrition program operators incorporate local foods in the National School Lunch Program and other federal nutrition programs.

Growing Plants to Eat on the Tohono O’odham Nation

My name is Jerome Marquez, and I live on the Tohono O’odham Nation and am indigenous to southern Arizona. I am a FoodCorps service member with the Native American Advancement Foundation (NAAF) and serve the students in my community at the San Simon School on the Tohono O’odham Nation. My service supports the very large … Continued

4 Ways to Bring FoodCorps Service Home

After years of being a student and resident advisor in college experiencing constant streams of homework, never-ending deadlines, and literally living where I worked, I promised myself I would find a job that I didn’t have to take home with me. Ironically, I now serve at Philip’s Academy Charter School, a Farm to School focused … Continued