The NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College Names Curt Ellis to 40 Under 40 ‘Rising Stars’

“The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College has released its inaugural class of New York City’s 40 under 40 who are working to transform the food system. The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College honorees include policymakers, educators, community advocates, farmers and innovators who are making significant strides to create healthier, more sustainable food environments, and who use food to promote community and economic development.”

“Name: Curt Ellis

Birthday: 12/15/1979

Grew up in: Portland, Oregon

Job Title: Co-founder and CEO of FoodCorps

One word you would use to describe our food system: Unjust.

Food policy hero: Deb Eschmeyer, co-founder of FoodCorps and Executive Director of the First Lady’s signature childhood obesity initiative, Let’s Move

Your breakfast this morning: Yogurt and marionberries

Favorite foodie hangout: My neighborhood farmers’ market

Social media must follow: @foodcorps on Instagram and Twitter”

Meet the full forty >>