What is the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program?
In this new video, you’ll hear from both kids and adults in FoodCorps partner schools in California, Georgia, and New York about how FoodCorps service members has helped transform their cafeterias and classrooms.
Prior to the service term, all 228 FoodCorps AmeriCorps service members gather in Portland, Oregon for a week of training and cohort-building. Here’s what they had to say about this year’s National Orientation that took place earlier this month.
Food is so plentiful for so many in the United States that it’s easy to take for granted, and difficult to get the message across of the importance of reducing waste. As with most lessons worth learning, the earlier the message can be put across the better.
“It’s good for shade, sitting with friends and talking or play games. Or you can sit by yourself and write something personal in your diary,” said eight-year-old Gabby while talking about her experiences in the River Garden at Seaton Elementary School.