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Friday, January 19, 2024

FoodCorps application for '24-'25 is open - please spread the word!


FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids' health, education, and sense of belonging. Please spread the word about recruitment for our next cohort (Aug '24-July '25) of AmeriCorps Service Members.

Each year, we have Public Health AmeriCorps Service Members partner with K-12 schools for a full school year teaching kids to grow, cook, and love the nourishing foods that celebrate their cultures and communities—and help schools serve more of those foods, too. FoodCorps recruits talented leaders into full-time, paid public service, where they grow healthy school food environments in diverse communities through hands-on, experiential food education. 

Most of the time is spent teaching in the classroom and garden, but there are opportunities to work with food service directors to support districtwide food systems change (local procurement, scratch cooking, culturally responsive meals) as well. 

We have sites in Michigan (Detroit, Petoskey, Flint, and near Alpena) and throughout the country. Service Members enter their time with FoodCorps from a variety of fields and often use this opportunity as a launching point for a career in food systems, public health, law, nutrition, agriculture, policy/advocacy, and education. Our applications are open through March 29, 2024 for next year's cohort (August '24-July '25). 

Benefits of service in Michigan include a $33,000 stipend paid bi-weekly (this is a full-time, 11 month commitment), a $7,395 Segal Education Award upon successful completion of service, health, dental and vision insurance, as well as student loan forbearance. Please see the attached flyer with more details. 

Here is the link with more details and to apply:

Questions can be directed to

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Referral Program: 

We ALSO have a referral program where if you refer someone to apply, and they serve for at least 90 days, you will receive a $250 as a thank you (you can expect this gift typically in Nov-Dec 2024). Please make sure to let anyone know who you are referring to include your name and contact information on the application to be eligible for the referral thank you!

Thank you in advance for your help! 


Seema Jolly | she/her/hers

FoodCorps | Impact & Partnerships Lead, Michigan

(269) 352-6224 (cell) | @foodcorps

MIFARMTOSCHOOL is a listserv that links farm-to-school stakeholders and practitioners in Michigan, from school food service directors and school administrators to growers and distributors. Content posted to MIFARMTOSCHOOL does not necessarily reflect the views of Michigan State University or the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems.

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