22 Indigenous-Led Organizations Working Toward Social Justice
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 19, 2018—Today, C&S Wholesale Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S., joins FoodCorps, a national nonprofit that connects kids to healthy food in schools, to commemorate National Hunger Action Month by announcing the winner and runners-up of the annual Victory Growers essay contest.
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“We are trying to build on the good work FoodCorps has done here since 2011 and expand that to a wider geography and wider number of kids,” Norwood said. “We are very pleased and very excited to have Leah here. I think she will make contributions in other ways to the community.”
FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member Malia Demers introduces kids to the wonder of the garden. “We’re always thinking of ways to have kids slow down and observe,” Demers said. “Tasting is a good way to slow down and observe how food tastes.”
New York, NY, September 13, 2018—FoodCorps, an AmeriCorps grantee that works to connect kids to healthy food in schools, announced today that Zeke Smith will join its Executive Team to lead FoodCorps’ nationwide service program as the Vice President of Programs.
The Urban School Food Alliance, a coalition of the nation’s 11 largest urban school districts, and FoodCorps, an AmeriCorps grantee organization that focuses on building healthy school food environments, announced this week a partnership between the two nonprofits. The formal agreement aims to impact the quality of meals in school cafeterias across the nation with the goal of improving student health and academic performance.
“I was determined to convince my second-grade students that vegetables were just as cool as fidget spinners or slime.” Amanda Greenlee is the winner of the 2018 FoodCorps Victory Growers Award “for a compelling account of hunger and food insecurity,” winning a $5,000 prize for her service site.
“Thanks to a particularly fierce Boston winter, our school year was dotted with snow days. Each time a cancellation was announced, I noticed students’ distress, rather than glee. ‘Their families rely on school meals,’ a teacher told me. ‘They might not know if they get to eat tomorrow.'” Ellie Doyle was a runner-up in the 2018 FoodCorps Victory Growers Award “for a compelling account of hunger and food insecurity,” winning a $1,000 prize for her service site.
“No matter how healthy the food on their lunch plate is, for students to feel nourished, they must be in a space where they feel as though they are welcome and understood.” Zoe Flavin was a runner-up in the 2018 FoodCorps Victory Growers Award “for a compelling account of hunger and food insecurity,” winning a $1,000 prize for her service site.
Each year we invite new members to join our Alumni Council to bring fresh perspectives and passions to the group. They are here to support all alumni in launching initiatives they’d like to start, in lifting their voices to FoodCorps’ National team, and in advancing their career goals post-FoodCorps. Meet the Council members below and … Continued