Our Service Members
Our 205 FoodCorps service members are helping over 500 schools grow healthier across 17 states and Washington, D.C.
New Haven, Connecticut
"To serve means I am taking action. That action is what can lead to positive changes in America and the way we look at food."
"I'm motivated by our collective responsibility to care for, nourish, teach, and learn from one another; to foster feelings of community -- throughout a school, a neighborhood, or the entire planet."
Wilmington, North Carolina
"Every single one of us can bring a little something to the table and support one another, creating a community, no matter our culture, technique, or outlook."
Albuquerque, New Mexico
"I am fortunate that I was exposed to and educated about fresh, healthy, and wholesome foods and believe everyone deserves the same knowledge and access. The best way to improve the troubled health of this country is to teach people about healthy food in an interactive, hands-on way."
"I want to be a positive light in the lives of children who lack hope and trust in the thought of a successful future."
Bronx, New York
“I am truly humbled by the position I find myself in today. I am quite privileged to be able to serve young girls like myself and give back to my community.”
"Every child should learn where their food comes from, how to grow it, and that they have the potential to build a healthier community around them from the ground up. Building self-actualization in our youth through experiences with nature is essential for creating the type of world that I envision for the future."
"I can think of no better way to contribute to my community than to teach health and gardening skills that make others more self-sufficient and more autonomous over their own health."
"I serve with FoodCorps because I have the precious opportunity to mentor youth who are the next generation of food system leaders."
Los Angeles, California
"I wanted to do something to help fight the global health crisis that we are facing. I think education, especially with young children and their communities, is the best approach."
"I want to help educate kids and send the ripple effect through the community to look at food differently, less about the packaging and the branding and more about the joy of growing and eating healthy, delicious food. There is so much talk about childhood obesity and a broken food system, and I am ready for action!"
Silver City, New Mexico
"Part of a person reaching his or her full potential starts with having the food, resources, and health to do so. Serving with the FoodCorps allows me to be hands on in helping to make this possible for those in need."
Little Rock, Arkansas
"In 10 years, I see myself working with nonprofits to track accountability and progress. I see myself living in a city, walking to farmers markets on the weekend and seeking out new places to find and support local food."
Washington, District of Columbia
"In ten years, I see myself running a non-profit that works with community members in an individualized setting, specifically focusing on food policy. I will market garden, hosts farm dinners, and host camps that empower youth."
"In ten years, I see myself with a burgeoning career with a non-profit that focuses on community development. In my time away from home and work, I will continue to go on adventures that allow me to try new things, meet new people, and pursue learning."
Brooklyn, New York
“Food systems permeate every aspect of society. Increasing food knowledge sparks an irreversible, positive shift in perspective, and inspires people to live with greater intention and awareness.”
"In ten years, I would like to be living in California, sharing home-grown produce with my neighbors and promoting a healthy and sustainable model of living."
Calaveras County, California
"For me, food is the nexus of health, the environment, the economy, and social life. We have the power to influence all by working to shape our food system."
New Britain, Connecticut
“Service is what helps me get to know my community better and to build intimate relationship with the people living around me.”
“I see myself in 10 years having completed a master’s degree in agriculture education, working to make opportunities in agriculture available to minorities in urban city schools.”