Cultivating Change and Connection: Reflecting on the FOLCS Kindred Gathering
Halfway through the garden lesson, we and the 20+ pre-k children, responded to an alarm calling us back into the school. As the school was put on lock-down, the FoodCorps service member calmly and soothingly worked with the teachers to bring us all back into a safe place.
This month’s policy brief is a call to action on two things: funding for national service and showing support for the Local FARMS Act of 2017, which helps communities prosper through farm to fork investments, helps consumers access fresh food and reauthorizes the Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program.
Every weekday, FoodCorps AmeriCorps service members connect kids to healthy food in schools. But what does that look like, really? Read about Abby’s day teaching kids to grow food in the winter.
FoodCorps stands with all those who are mobilizing to seek solutions to the crisis of gun violence in our nation’s schools.
On Monday, President Trump released his Administration’s budget proposal for federal fiscal year (FY) 2019 which again calls for eliminating our nation’s bipartisan commitment to national service. The President’s budget proposal would eliminate the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which funds AmeriCorps and other national service programs. However, it is important to remember … Continued
Enjoy this month’s policy update! We’re covering what’s going on with the farm bill, government funding, USDA school meals guidelines and how to advocate for national service. Farm Bill – Timing uncertain As we’ve reported before, the current farm bill expires on September 30, 2018. The House Agriculture Committee is further along in the process … Continued