FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids’ health, education,
and sense of belonging so that every child, in every school, experiences the joy and
power of food. Our AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and school
nutrition leaders to provide kids with nourishing meals, food education, and culturally
affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture the whole child. Building on
this direct service, FoodCorps advocates for policy change, grows networks, and
develops leaders in service of every kid’s health and wellbeing. Our goal is that by
2030, every child will have access to food education and nourishing food in school!
Our AmeriCorps members work alongside educators to provide kids in K-8 schools with
food education and culturally affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture
the whole child. Although they do this in a variety of ways depending on local partner
Our members receive...
• Up to $33,000 living stipend for Service Members, paid bi-weekly.
• $6,895 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, upon successful completion of your
term of service
• Health insurance*
• Partial childcare reimbursement, if you qualify
• Student loan forbearance, if you qualify
• Training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities
● Teach hands-on food education and lead taste tests to nourish student’s
sense of excitement about eating fruits and vegetables and trying new foods.
● Grow nourishing food with students, teachers, and families to create dynamic
educational gardens where kids can get their hands dirty while learning about
● Build a school-wide movement around nourishing food by building strong,
collaborative relationships with teachers, families, and school administrators.
● Participate in FoodCorps training around teaching, gardening, family
engagement, and anti-racism in service.
● Complete FoodCorps reporting and evaluation to help us measure local and
national impact and improve programming.
● Publicize FoodCorps-related projects and success stories through press
engagements, blog writing, social media posts, newsletters, etc.
● Collaborate with community partners to raise money to support local
FoodCorps-related projects (when allowable).
To be considered for a FoodCorps service member position, you must:
• Be 18 years or older by the start of your service term
• Be a legal, permanent resident of the United States
• Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent at the start of service
Please apply on our website www.foodcorps.org/apply