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Gain skills and become a changemaker

FoodCorps offers you a unique and transformative service experience.

You’ll make a measurable difference in the lives of your students, while gaining professional skills and becoming part a network of changemakers that will continue to grow beyond your time with FoodCorps.

In addition, as an AmeriCorps service member with FoodCorps, you will be eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • $17,500 living allowance: paid bi-weekly
  • $5,775 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award: Pay for future schooling or repay qualified student loans. Learn more here
  • Student loan forbearance: Learn more here
  • Health insurance: Basic health, vision and dental coverage. Learn more here
  • Partial childcare reimbursements: Learn more here

You may also be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps, based on your total income.

“My service with FoodCorps changed my life. It was a crucial stepping stone that launched my career in the field of public health nutrition.”
—Daniel Schultz, Project Administrator at ChildObesity180 at Tufts University

Ongoing Training

  • Summer orientation and training: One week with all corps members from around the country, with hands-on learning on topics including food and nutrition education, school gardening, classroom management and local food procurement.
  • Local and regional trainings: After you head back to your communities, you’ll be trained by local leaders throughout the year, honing your skills as teachers, gardeners, community organizers and project managers.
  • Webinars led by experts: You’ll have year-round opportunities to learn from tailor-made online trainings on topics including networking and meeting facilitation.
  • Small discussion groups: You can sign up for recurring deep dive discussion/affinity groups with with fellow corps members.


Professional Development

FoodCorps is committed to training you for life for after FoodCorps by building your skill set during your service, providing networking opportunities within the corps and outside of it, and continuing that training into your life after FoodCorps.

Read more on our Alumni page.