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Where You'll Serve

As a service member, you will be placed with one Service Site for your year-long term. FoodCorps Service Sites operate under the direction of 18 Host Sites, each of which is located in a different state or district.



Host Sites act as statewide managers of the FoodCorps program, providing training and programmatic resources for service members and overseeing all the Service Sites in the state. Service Sites are the community organizations that supervise FoodCorps service members on a day-to-day basis. FoodCorps Service Sites are chosen by Host Sites, with support from FoodCorps, through an evaluation of need, readiness, and opportunity for impact.

  • ARIZONA: Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (CAIH)
  • ARKANSAS: National Center for Appropriate Technology — Southeast Office
  • CALIFORNIA: Life Lab and Community Alliance of Family Farms (CAFF)
  • CONNECTICUT: University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension
  • GEORGIA: Georgia Organics
  • HAWAI'I: The Kohala Center
  • IOWA: Iowa State University (ISU) Extension
  • MAINE: University of Maine Cooperative Extension
  • MASSACHUSETTS: The Food Project
  • MICHIGAN: Michigan State University Extension Community Food Systems Work Group
  • MISSISSIPPINational Center for Appropriate Technology - Gulf States Office
  • MONTANA: National Center for Appropriate Technology
  • NEW MEXICO: Farm to Table and the University of New Mexico, Office of Community Learning and Public Service
  • NEW JERSEY: Rutgers Cooperative Extension
  • NEW YORK: Edible Schoolyard NYC
  • NORTH CAROLINA: North Carolina 4-H and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)
  • OREGON: Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE)


seeking-local.jpgIf you are selected to advance to the next round in the selection process, your application materials will be sent to one state for review. You will be given an opportunity to select your first, second, and third choice state(s) within your application, including an option to serve anywhere. Please note that FoodCorps values connections to specific communities in our application process; we're seeking to empower local leaders. The Host and Service Sites for that state will review approximately 10 applications for each position offered and choose to interview a smaller number of candidates from that pool.

Please click here to download the most recent statistics about applications and acceptance to each state. You will note that some states are more competitive than others.

You can download comprehensive descriptions of the service sites on the state pages in order to help you better understand what is entailed at each site.

You might also be interested in descriptions for service sites based on a special interest:


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