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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Benefits

    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.

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  • Eligibility

    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.

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Application Timeline

January 11, 2019Application period opens
February to March, 2019Initial phone screenings with first-choice states begin
March 15, 2019Application period closes; final deadline to apply
March to June, 2019In-person interviews with first-choice states begin
April, 2019Review by second and third choice states begin
June, 2019Decisions will be sent to all applicants

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