February 13, 2020 @ 11:13 AM
FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. We do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Serving under the direction of local partner organizations, our service members focus on three areas of service:
· Hands-on learning: students grow, cook, and taste new foods, which builds their skills and changes food preferences
· Healthy school meals: the cafeteria experience steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods
· Schoolwide culture of health: as a whole, the school community and environment – from hallways to classrooms to cafeteria to grounds – celebrates healthy food. We measure our success in terms of changes in children, schools, and systems.
In Michigan, we currently serve in the following communities: Boyne Falls, Detroit, Ferndale, Flint, Muskegon, Pellston, Suttons Bay, and Traverse City. For a description of these sites, visit: FoodCorps Michigan Website
. If applying for a Michigan placement, be sure to select the state as a preferred location on your application. Apply here.
FoodCorps offers service positions in 18 states and cities, including communities throughout AZ, AR, CA, CT, DC metro area, GA, HI, IA, ME, MA, MI, MS, MT, NJ, NM, NYC, NC, and OR. To see a list of our State Partners, please visit FoodCorps Service Sites.