United We Serve’s National Service Blog highlights the launch of FoodCorps. From the article:
Dedicated to addressing our country’s childhood obesity epidemic through school gardens and farm-to-school programs, FoodCorps inaugural season will deploy AmeriCorps members to sites in 10 states: Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oregon.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which runs AmeriCorps, is committed to supporting efforts to reverse this crisis. By funding programs like FoodCorps and hosting initiatives like Let’s Read. Let’s Move., the Corporation supports smart solutions to national problems.
“FoodCorps is part of something that is large, interesting, dynamic, and important,” said AmeriCorps Director John Gomperts at the FoodCorps inaugural event on August 16.
Read the full article here.