FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. Service members are embedded in limited-resource communities for a year of public service, teaching hands-on lessons about food and nutrition, building and tending school gardens, and helping to integrate healthier options on school lunch trays.
Edible Schoolyard NYC is the first and only New York State Partner for FoodCorps. That means we oversee FoodCorps initiatives across the city and help to recruit, select, and evaluate service members and programs.
Our partnership with FoodCorps lets us expand our reach into even more communities in need:
- Four service members are embedded in our Network Schools, building relationships and learning the lay of the land
- Six service members are serving in eleven other NYC schools through our partnerships with Wellness in the Schools, Bronx Health REACH, Bubble Foundation, Harlem Grown, Morris Heights Health Center, and New Settlement Apartments
- Working with FoodCorps service members citywide, we’re introducing thousands of children to real, delicious, healthy food every day