Massachusetts

Massachusetts

MA - Boston - The Food Project - PY13 - Marlie teaches kids about apples

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  • State Fellow: Annalise VanVranken
  • State Partner Supervisor: J Harrison

For information on how to volunteer with FoodCorps in Massachusetts, please contact Annalise.

Why Serve in Massachusetts?

Although few people think of Massachusetts as a hotbed for agriculture, the state boasts 7,700 farms and ranks 9th among U.S. states for the total value of direct farm-to-consumer sales.

In order to aid partnership across programs and missions within the local food movement, FoodCorps Massachusetts’ service sites are clustered in the geographic regions of Boston, Greater Boston, the North Shore, and the Pioneer Valley. Service members in Massachusetts benefit from living and serving in close proximity to each other and have frequent opportunities for professional and social interaction.

Our service sites offer a variety of exciting and meaningful service settings; you may find yourself conducting a cooking class with a group of 2nd-grade chefs, designing lessons on the food system for an after-school club, or inspiring teachers to bring their students to the school garden you have cultivated for their interdisciplinary enrichment. Combine your passions for healthy food, education, justice, and community building with a great service year in Massachusetts!