Care2: FoodCorps joins the food fight

by Beth Buczynski

Most people are familiar with the Peace Corps, a volunteer organization that sends talented young adults into remote communities around the world to provide technical assistance in a variety of areas. AmeriCorps is a similar organization that asks its volunteers to spend a year performing community service in some of the most undeserved areas of the United States.

Now the idea of dedicated community service is being taken a step further with a focus on fixing the broken food system in the United States.

Just days ago, young people from around the country converged in Wisconsin to launch FoodCorps, a new national service organization dedicated to addressing childhood obesity and diet-related disease by building school gardens and developing Farm to School programs.

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