Where We Work
205 FoodCorps service members are placed with over 500 schools in 17 states and Washington, D.C. Our local service sites are chosen by host sites through an evaluation of need, readiness, and opportunity for impact.
To learn more about activities in each state, click through on the name of the state. There you can connect with the fellow for local volunteer opportunities, or with the Host site supervisor to find out about how to get a FoodCorps service member in your community.
Read stories from our blogs from around the country here.
The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, a division of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, partners with American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes to raise health awareness and prevent obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related diseases in the community.
The National Center for Appropriate Technology—Southeast Office is a national nonprofit with regional offices in six states, including Arkansas. Founded in 1976, NCAT’s mission is to help people by championing small-scale, local and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources. We do this through a wide variety of renewable energy and sustainable agriculture projects, most notably ATTRA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. NCAT’s Southeast Office in Fayetteville is actively involved in sustainable community development, local food, and farmer education projects.
The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is a farmer-member organization whose mission is to advocate for California family farmers and sustainable agriculture. To pursue our vision of a local food system that creates resilient local economies and nurtures people and the earth, CAFF operates four programs: Farm to School, Biological Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and Policy.
Life Lab teaches people to care for themselves, each other and world through farm- and garden-based education. Life Lab provides experiential programs for all ages through day camps, field trips, youth and internship programs, and teacher workshops at their Garden Classroom site in Santa Cruz, CA. Drawing on over thirty years of working with students and educators Life Lab has also created curricula and workshops for educators interested in bringing learning to life in gardens nationwide.
Our host in Connecticut is the University of Connecticut Extension. Over 100 UConn Extension specialists work in communities across Connecticut as educators, problem solvers, catalysts, collaborators and stewards. Our eight regional Extension Centers, the Sea Grant program at Avery Point, the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm, the Home and Garden Education Center and the UConn Extension office in Storrs all collaborate to fulfill our land grant university’s third mission of outreach and public engagement.
Georgia Organics connects organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families. The overarching goal of Georgia Organics is to create a true local food system that fosters small sustainable farms, provides access to fresh, whole foods to all communities, and ultimately improves the health of Georgia's environment, its citizens, and its economy. We established Georgia’s farm to school program in 2007, and oversee workshops for teachers, farmers, and parents and build the infrastructure needed to grow edible school gardens, local food procurement and food education the PreK-12 environment.
The Kohala Center is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based center for research, conservation, and education. By focusing on the needs of island residents and the research interests of our university and agency partners, three core areas of work have emerged: energy self-reliance, food self-reliance, and ecosystem health. Through these partnerships and by recognizing that we work in a model environment, we help communities on the island, in the Pacific, and around the world thrive—ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially. Our mission: to respectfully engage the Island of Hawaiʻi as a living model for humanity. Our vision: a state of pono, in which individuals realize their potential, contributing their very best to one another, to the community, and to the ʻāina (the land) itself, in exchange for a meaningful and happy life.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Local Food Team’s work, in partnership with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, focuses on supporting resilient food systems and healthy communities through research, education, and community engagement with diverse partners. We use three strategies to achieve this goal: (1) support community-based learning and decision-making that honors local realities, cultures and values; (2) support an interdisciplinary approach to food systems change by fostering connections between people, institutions, infrastructure, natural environment, economics and policy; and (3) seek change opportunities by committing to a systems approach.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension has been committed to healthy kids, food production and building tomorrow’s leaders for over 95 years. With staff housed in all 16 counties, they work closely with community partners to meet the needs of Maine citizens using research-based knowledge. Maine has a very high level of collaboration supporting its rapidly spreading Farm to School movement.
Youth. Food. Community. These three seemingly distinct issues intersect in one place: The Food Project. From urban farms to a national college campaign, The Food Project brings together youth and adults from diverse backgrounds working toward the common goal of a sustainable food system in which everyone, regardless of background, has access to fresh, local produce. The Food Project donates and distributes much of its produce to underserved communities in Boston and its surrounding suburbs.
Michigan State University Extension’s Community Food Systems Work Group is a statewide network of educators who are trusted resources in their communities engaging in the promotion of sustainable food systems through applied research and outreach programming that improves the access and availability of locally produced food.
The National Center for Appropriate Technology—Gulf States Office is a national nonprofit with regional offices in six states, including Mississippi. Founded in 1976, NCAT’s mission is to help people by championing small-scale, local and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources. We do this through a wide variety of renewable energy and sustainable agriculture projects, most notably ATTRA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. NCAT’s Gulf States Office in Jackson is actively involved in farmer education projects and local food.
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is a national nonprofit that champions small-scale, local and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities and protect natural resources. NCAT HQ has been an active member of the Butte community for many years, making its Resource Center available to the public and offering demonstrations of renewable energy and sustainable building technologies.
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension & NJ Farm to School Network
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension helps the diverse population of New Jersey adapt to a rapidly changing society and improve their lives and communities through an educational process that uses science based knowledge. Through science-based educational programs, Rutgers Cooperative Extension truly enhances the quality of life for residents of New Jersey and brings the wealth of knowledge of the state university to local communities.
To bring FoodCorps to New Jersey, Rutgers works closely with NJ Farm to School Network. The Network adds the power of grassroots organizing to the wealth of university knowledge.
The University of New Mexico Community Engagement Center (CEC) nurtures leadership for community capacity building in neighborhoods where the social determinants of inequity result in major health disparities. Over 800 university students, community college and high school students have apprenticed with local partners through CEC AmeriCorps programs. Through civic engagement and anti-racism training Corps Members gain an understanding of the root causes of health disparities.
Farm to Table NM focuses on training, technical assistance, policy change, and market-based strategies that improve food access that benefits communities’ and children’s health by--- providing linkages between NM farmers, their crops, school food programs and students ---training farmers on institutional sales, food safety, and other market issues --- training educators and practitioners on agriculture, health, nutrition, and culinary subjects --- and, educating the public and policy makers on healthy food system change.
Edible Schoolyard NYC partners with public schools to transform the hearts, minds, and eating habits of young New Yorkers. By integrating hands-on food education into high-need schools across New York City, Edible Schoolyard NYC aims to change attitudes, preferences, and behaviors around healthy eating.
NC 4-H and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) at North Carolina State University co-host NC FoodCorps in their shared mission of supporting future food system leaders and developing sustainable, fair, local food systems.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) works to: ensure consumer protection and food safety; expand markets for agricultural products and processed foods; and to protect Oregon's natural resource base for present and future generations of farmers, ranchers, and commercial fishers.
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is an agency of the DC Government that sets proactive policies, exercises vigilant oversight and directs resources that guarantee residents receive the highest quality of education. The Healthy Schools Act Initiatives team of OSSE’s Wellness and Nutrition Services Division was established as a component of the implementation plan for the Healthy School Act.