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Friday, May 28, 2021

FoodCorps Position in Petoskey, MI - Lead the Way to a Tastier, Healthier Future

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The application portal for 2021-2022 FoodCorps AmeriCorps Service Members is open and Groundwork Center in Petoskey is looking for one more FoodCorps service member to join our team in August. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Members for the program year must, at a minimum, serve 1,700 allowable hours between August 9, 2021 and July 8, 2022. 


Serving as an AmeriCorps member with FoodCorps is a full-time, eleven-month commitment. The 1,700 hours you'll serve between August to July will mostly take place during school and business hours, but evenings and weekends are occasionally required. 

FoodCorps has host sites across the country, one is at the Groundwork Center Petoskey office. Alongside Groundwork's Local Food Policy Specialist and two other FoodCorps service members, the service member will collaborate with schools, food service staff, farmers and students in Emmet and Charlevoix counties, to help … 

1.      Learn why healthy food matters

2.      Grow, cook and try new things

3.      Eat healthy food every day

4.      Build a foundation for a bright future

FoodCorps offers service positions in several states. To see a list of the State Partners, please visit FoodCorps Service Sites.


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


What You'll Gain, be eligible to receive:

    • Up to $22,000 living stipend for Service Members in Michigan: paid bi-weekly
    • $6,345 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, upon successful completion of your first (or second) term of service: for future schooling or repay qualified student loans. Learn more here.
    • And more!


For More Information

Contact FoodCorps Michigan Program Coordinator Quan Blunt – or Jen Schaap -


JEN SCHAAP  |  Local Food Policy Specialist
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

P    231-941-6584 x708
A  313 Howard St, Unit B  |  Petoskey, MI 49770

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