Farm to School
FoodCorps is a national nonprofit service organization that describes its purpose as connecting “kids to healthy food in school, so they can lead healthier lives and reach their full potential.” Focused on high-needs schools, members serve where 50% or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Your involvement enables this essential program to continue.
In 2011, Groundwork became a founding service site for FoodCorps, and today we remain a FoodCorps service site, with a service member active in schools in Boyne Falls, Pellston, Alanson and East Jordan. Through FoodCorps, our staff and service members work directly with school administrators to prepare hands-on lessons, improve the health of meals and create a healthy food culture.
Please contact Jen Schaap for more information about how FoodCorps programming can help your school’s children establish lifelong healthy food skills.
- Take action!
- Offer to volunteer to assist FoodCorps Service members.
- During school board public comment periods, express support for FoodCorps work.
- Join or form a committee to update your school's healthy food policy.
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