FoodCorps Statement on the 2020 Presidential Election

FoodCorps envisions a future in which every child has a vibrant, positive relationship with healthy food, and in which school food nourishes students’ minds and bodies, workers’ livelihoods, local economies, and the environment. The past four years — and particularly this election season — have shown us the importance of civic engagement and dedicated advocacy around issues like child nutrition, food access, and racial justice.

As Vice President during the Obama administration, Joe Biden was part of that administration’s Let’s Move! campaign that achieved notable accomplishments around child nutrition, including increased access to healthy food in school. President-elect Biden has also indicated his intention to invest in schools and students, a commitment we hope will extend to supporting school nutrition professionals with the resources and wages they need to continue feeding our nation’s kids. He has also demonstrated a commitment to local food systems and to national service, two avenues that are critical to achieving FoodCorps’ vision. 

We are hopeful that the new administration will build on the vice president’s legacy of support for kids, schools, communities, and families. We commit to holding the administration accountable on these issues and look forward to serving as a partner in these efforts. As always, we remain committed to a just, equitable world where all kids get the food they need to thrive.

FoodCorps is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. FoodCorps staff and FoodCorps AmeriCorps members may not participate in advocacy or lobbying activities during work time charged to a Corporation for National and Community Service funded grant or while earning AmeriCorps service hours. No federal funds were used to prepare or distribute this content.