by Leah Koenig
Its no surprise that we love service programs here at Repair the World. We also love organizations that work to create healthier kids and communities. So we’re pretty much over the moon for FoodCorps, an organization that’s part of the AmeriCorps service network, and that “connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy.” Yeah. Pretty awesome.
Since 2011, FoodCorps’ service members have served as garden educators, farm-to-classroom instructors, and all around food and community advocates in states across the country. Their service is changing the way kids think about – and eat! – food, and growing a new generation of farmers, food activists, and healthy eaters.
FoodCorps co-founder and communications director, Jerusha Klemperer, took some time to talk with Repair the World about how farming and childhood health are connected, the serious kudos FoodCorps has gotten from the White House, and why FoodCorps service members leave her feeling very optimistic. Read on to find out more about this great organization, and learn how you can become a FoodCorps service member in 2014!