Indigenous Communities

Indigenous Communities

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    Every day, indigenous communities are working to make sure kids have what they need to thrive. From North Carolina and New Mexico to Hawai’i, FoodCorps collaborates with local partners to support their goals in growing healthy kids and connecting students to their cultural heritage. With guidance from the communities, our service members are providing lessons that celebrate indigenous food and healing traditions, while increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in schools and expanding cafeteria menus. We actively seek service members who are part of the communities they will be serving. Take a look at all the sites we serve that are located in indigenous communities on the map.

    All of our service sites in Hawai’i serve Kanana Maoli communities.
    For a list of them, please visit our Hawai’i page.

    “My favorite part of being a FoodCorps service member is interacting with my Apache youth—teaching them through food that they have had many connections with life even dating back to their ancestors. I like teaching them that this healthy lifestyle has been provided for them even before their time came.”
    —Gilbert Ivins, FoodCorps alum