Food Education

We place service members in schools across the nation to connect kids to healthy food.

FoodCorps is proud to be part of the AmeriCorps service network. This means that we are a grantee of AmeriCorps—receiving a portion of our funding from the federal program—and a member of an impactful service network that includes Habitat for Humanity, City Year, and Teach for America. 

We place trained FoodCorps AmeriCorps service members in schools across the nation for a year of service. They focus on:

  • HANDS-ON LESSONS

    HANDS-ON LESSONS

    Collaborating with educators to teach cooking, gardening, and tasting, since kids love foods they have grown and prepared themselves.

  • HEALTHY SCHOOL MEALS

    HEALTHY SCHOOL MEALS

    Teaming up with cafeteria staff to create a cafeteria that steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods.

  • A SCHOOLWIDE CULTURE OF HEALTH

    A SCHOOLWIDE CULTURE OF HEALTH

    Getting the whole school community—from principals to the hallways to the bake sales—to celebrate healthy food.

 

On the other size of the sneeze guard, kids have a range of experiences in the lunchroom that affect their readiness to learn, such as short lunch periods and stressful environments. FoodCorps is developing three pilot programs that create opportunities for students to voice their opinions and have more agency in the cafeteria.

Reimagining School Cafeterias

In the 2019-2020 school year we support 250 service members who serve in 375 schools in 18 states and Washington D.C. Interested in serving with FoodCorps? Learn more about applying to join our corps.

Our service spans 18 states and Washington D.C. FoodCorps AmeriCorps service members are placed in up to two schools—often under the direction of a service site, which is a local community organization or school district. We encourage applicants to serve in their home community. Those who serve in their communities are more likely to stay in these places, using their new experience and skills to continue benefiting their schools and communities for years to come.

See a map of the states