Curt Ellis spoke at TEDxManhattan 2011 about the launch of FoodCorps, the nationwideservice program in which young leaders connect children to real food to help them grow up healthy.
What have been the most exciting developments in your work since TEDxManhattan?
FoodCorps is thriving––and growing like a weed. After our launch with 50 corps members in 10 states in 2011, we fielded a second class of 80 corps members and 12 second-year FoodCorps Fellows and grew to reach a dozen states in 2012. Our third class has just hit the field, and numbers 125 corps members and 15 Fellows now serving 15 states. We’re thrilled to be now serving more than 300 schools helping teach children what healthy food is, give them opportunities to grow and taste it in school gardens, and making sure they have regular daily access to it in farm-fresh school lunches. We couldn’t do it without the passion and talent of our corps members, the wisdom of our community partners, and the generosity of our supporters.
Read the full question and answer on TEDx Manhattan’s website.