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Monday, February 2, 2015

Seeking local leaders: FoodCorps application is open!

To the Michigan Farm to School listserve,


As the FoodCorps Michigan Host Site Supervisor, I’m excited to announce that FoodCorps applications are open for new service members for the upcoming program year that begins on September 1, 2015! FoodCorps, a national service organization that connects children in underserved communities to healthy food in order to help them grow up healthy, has opened applications for its fifth annual class of service members. The selected emerging leaders will dedicate one year of full-time public service in school food systems – expanding hands-on nutrition education programs, building and tending school gardens, and bringing high quality local foods into school cafeterias. Here’s a link to a recent article on the current FoodCorps MI program year.


Here in Michigan we are recruiting new service members for 5 of the 10 available openings next year, as our current 2nd year service members will graduate out of the program. There will be two spots available in our Detroit based service sites, two spots available in our Traverse City service site, and one spot in our Sault Ste. Marie service site. We will also be looking to fill the FoodCorps Fellow position for next year (as our current Fellow is term limited), please note that position does require previous experience with the FoodCorps program, either as a service member or a first year Fellow.


Please see the information below and share it with your networks, if you would!

If you have any questions, contact myself or Daniel Marbury, our current FoodCorps MI Fellow, at or 231-714-9730.







Terry McLean/MSU Extension Educator

FoodCorps MI Host Site Supervisor

MSUE-Genesee 605 N. Saginaw St. Suite 1A, Flint, 48502

810-244-8530 - office

810-938-8818 - cell 

Click here for more information on the FoodCorps MI Program

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Subject: Seeking local leaders: FoodCorps application is open!


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January 12, 2015




Dear Friend of FoodCorps,

Have you been looking for an opportunity to help improve kids' health? To get your hands dirty? To help your community thrive? To create real, lasting change that tastes as good as a freshly dug carrot and lasts as long as an apple tree? 

Become a FoodCorps service member and you could get started on all of those goals in 2015! >>

Since September, our current crop of 182 service members has reached over 100,000 kids in limited resource communities around the country, introducing them to sweet potatoes, teaching them how to make hummus, bringing them out into the garden to grow seedlings into hardy greens, and giving them a shot at a healthier future.??????

At the same time, through their service, our members are learning new skills and paving the way towards their future careers as educators, farmers, chefs, and public health advocates.

The FoodCorps application is now open.

We are seeking up to 210 leaders to help kids in their communities grow up healthy through our three-ingredient recipe for change: food and nutrition education that gives kids the information they need to make smart choices; hands-on activities like gardening and cooking that foster skills and pride around healthy food; and lunch trays filled with nutritious meals from local farms.

Read more and apply here >>

We hope you'll join us,

Curt Ellis
Co-Founder and CEO

P.S. Know leaders who would be a great fit? Forward this email to them!



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