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Month: April 2018

Maine Students Learn, Sample Local Fare with FoodCorps

Jared is wrapping up his first year as a FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member. Serving a community not far from his hometown, he has built deep connections with local sites and fellow service members—and made a difference in the cafeteria and classroom!

Serving Close to Home

When I first began applying to FoodCorps, I had my sights set on cities not so near home. I had been part of a great social scene in a college town doing college-y things and I was ready for everything except going back “home.” To me, serving close to home meant I was doing a safe thing. I could feel the eyes of friends and family waiting to see what far away thing my college degree would propel me into next, and going home after college just did not seem to fit that bill.