Honoring Black History With Food
White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
A Historic Opportunity
FoodCorps is highlighting policies that will nourish the health, education, and sense of belonging of every child in our country.
For the first time in 50 years, the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health was held on September 28, 2022—where the Biden-Harris Administration unveiled a national strategy to end hunger, support child nutrition, and eliminate health disparities.
The last conference on this topic, held in 1969, advanced policy changes that expanded essential programs such as SNAP, WIC, and the school meals program. This conference could determine the next several decades of food policy, which makes now a critical time to elevate issues that matter most—making nourishing futures for every student a national priority.
Our Nourishing Futures Initiative
In collaboration with the Conference and building on the momentum of the new National Strategy, FoodCorps is proud to announce our Nourishing Futures initiative, a $250 million commitment grounded in equity that seeks to ensure all 50 million students learn about food and have access to nourishing, free meals in school by 2030.Read More
Initial philanthropic support of FoodCorps’ Nourishing Futures includes:
- Inclusive Capital Partners Foundation
- MacKenzie Scott
- Mars Food
- Melissa Williams
- Newman’s Own Foundation
- Olo, through the Olo for Good Fund at Tides Foundation
- Orgain Clean Nutrition
- The Rachael Ray Foundation
- Susan and David Tunnell
- Thrive Market
- Walmart Foundation
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- The William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation
White House Announces FoodCorps' Nourishing Futures InitiativeRead more
White House Includes FoodCorps Policy Recommendations in National StrategyRead more
“President Biden’s National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health announced today marks a clear step forward toward a more nourishing future for our nation’s students and sets in motion the four core policy recommendations that FoodCorps prioritized and advanced to support our children’s nutrition, health, and sense of belonging at school.”
FoodCorps Alumna Phoebe Wong to Speak at ConferenceRead more
Our Core Policy Recommendations
Policies that will nourish the health, education, and sense of belonging of every child in our country. Read our full report at the link below.
Food & Nutrition Education
Prioritize food and nutrition education resources as an investment in our children’s health and well-being by placing dedicated food educators in schools.
School Meals for All
Provide free school meals for all and allow school nutrition professionals to focus on feeding children, not doing paperwork.Learn more about school meals for all.
Equipment & Infrastructure
Invest in school kitchen equipment upgrades, school gardens, and scratch cooking resources.
Create a talent pipeline to ensure our nation’s schools are attracting the next generation of school nutrition and food education leaders who reflect the cultures and identities of the communities they serve.
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Nourishing Futures for Every Student
Food and Nutrition Education
School Meals for All
Equipment and Infrastructure
The Case for Food
In the News
Secretary Vilsack Shares FoodCorps' Nourishing Futures Initiative at White House Conference
Opening Remarks, White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, September 28, 2022
In Collaboration with the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, FoodCorps Announces $250 Million Nourishing Futures Initiative to Ensure All School Students Have Equitable Access to Food Education and Nourishing, Free Meals by 2030
FoodCorps, September 28, 2022
Statement on National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health: White House Includes FoodCorps Policy Recommendations in National Strategy to Nourish the Futures of All Students
FoodCorps, September 27, 2022
FoodCorps Alumna to Speak on White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health Panel “Partnerships Between Farmers and Communities to Increase Access to Local Foods”
FoodCorps, September 22, 2022
Biden’s goal to end hunger by 2030 and his new food conference, explained
Ximena Bustillo, NPR, August 29, 2002 – quoting Curt Ellis, CEO and co-founder of FoodCorps
To help fight racial inequality among our children, look at nutrition in school
Dr. Robert S. Harvey, President of FoodCorps, TheGrio, August 18, 2022
New Report Calls for Federal Action on Child Nutrition, Food Education, School Kitchen and Meal Funding Ahead of White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
FoodCorps, July 15, 2022
FoodCorps Launches #TimeForFoodEd Campaign to Support the Upcoming White House Conference on Nutrition, Hunger, and Health
FoodCorps, July 11, 2022
FoodCorps Applauds President Biden and Congressional Leaders for Advancing first Conference in 50 Years on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health
FoodCorps, May 26, 2022
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FoodCorps is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. FoodCorps staff and FoodCorps AmeriCorps members may not participate in any partisan or seemingly partisan activities during work time charged to AmeriCorps funded grant or while earning AmeriCorps service hours. No federal funds were used to prepare or distribute advocacy actions.