Welcoming Everyone to the Table

FoodCorps is proud to serve a diverse array of communities. We reach vulnerable children in urban and rural environments across 18 states, and these include immigrant and refugee children. We’ve been serving Lewiston, Maine—home to people originally from Somalia, Congo and Angola—for over five years now. Read FoodCorps AmeriCorps member Shana Wallace’s reflections on how creating a healthy school environment also means helping students “feel welcomed, loved, wanted, and included.”

As part of our commitment to serving the communities who need it most, FoodCorps joined over 400 nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurs in signing an open letter to President Trump expressing our collective values in inclusiveness and opportunity for all, and our belief that “diversity is the lifeblood of social, economic, and political progress.” You can read that letter here.