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FoodCorps

FoodCorps

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who collaborate with communities to make schools healthier places for kids to eat, learn, and grow. Through its partnership with AmeriCorps, FoodCorps recruits, trains and places emerging leaders into limited-resource schools for a year. Serving alongside educators and community leaders, FoodCorps partner with schools to put in place a three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids. They provide:

  • Knowledge: food and nutrition education that gives kids the information they need to make smart choices
  • Engagement: hands-on activities like gardening and cooking that foster skills and pride around healthy food
  • Access: lunch trays filled with nutritious meals from local farms

FoodCorps is creating a future in which all our nation’s children know what healthy food is, care where it comes from, and have access to it every day. Five years ago, it deployed the first class of 50 service members to 10 states, and has since grown to 205 corps members spread across 18 states. When FoodCorps’ work is done, generations that follow will grow up enveloped in a vibrant school food environment––and will go on to lead healthier, more productive and longer lives.

Since 2014, C&S Wholesale Grocers has partnered with FoodCorps to help make this work possible. Its support has helped to grow knowledge of healthy food and deliver nutrition education to more than 182,000 children, fostered increased public awareness about hunger and nutrition in the classroom, and supported the direct service of corps members located near a C&S location. 

  

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