As a FoodCorps service member, you can help kids learn what healthy food is, fall in love with it, and eat it every day.
FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of full time paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities.
Because you’ll make a measurable and visible change in a high-need community. Because you’ll meet amazing people. Because you’ll be challenged. Because you’ll grow.
— Graham Downey, former service member
What You'll Do
You’ll teach hands-on lessons to elementary school students and help make healthy food part of the whole school curriculum.Learn more
Where You’ll Serve
You’ll serve in one of 17 states or the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. When you apply, you can choose up to three location preferences.Learn more
Not only will you receive a stipend and educational benefits, but you’ll also make a direct impact in schools, gain professional skills, and become part of a network of changemakers.Learn more
In addition to some requirements for becoming a FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member, we are also seeking standout community leaders with a commitment to public service.Learn more
|January 11, 2019||Application period opens|
|February to March, 2019||Initial phone screenings with first-choice states begin|
|March 15, 2019||Application period closes; final deadline to apply|
|March to June, 2019||In-person interviews with first-choice states begin|
|April, 2019||Review by second and third choice states begin|
|June, 2019||Decisions will be sent to all applicants|
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Watch our new video! Three alumni share how their experiences with FoodCorps led them to exciting and meaningful careers post-service.
What is it really like to be a FoodCorps service member? Follow Rhea Singh as she takes you through a day of service in Rocky Mount, NC.
The collective power generated in the room through the sharing of stories was palpable. That day, silences were broken. Issues were identified and examined. And a group of emerging leaders claimed their agency as the telling of stories segued into a brainstorming of solutions and actions.