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.
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
Nourishing Our Relationships with Minds, Bodies, and Media
On a cold winter morning, 8th graders at Alanson public school were asked to mull over some tough, vulnerable, yet critically important questions by FoodCorps Service Members. Through an anonymous poll, we asked them, “Where do you receive messages and ideas about...
New Flavors, New Worlds
I’m in the Harbor Springs middle school cafeteria, and I can see the snow fall gracefully from the sky through large, bright windows. The warm and comforting scent of cinnamon and roasted squash dances through the air from the kitchen. It’s the quiet...
Greenhouse, Garden, Classroom, Cafeteria … FoodCorps Folk Are Busy
A FOOD CORPS TEAM UPDATE FoodCorps is a nationwide program aimed at providing students with access to nourishing food and food education in their schools. FoodCorps achieves this goal by connecting Food Education service members with students in the classroom,...