FoodCorps

FoodCorps
Organization Name:
FoodCorps
Primary Address 1:
80 Broad St Suite 1303
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
10004
Other Locations 1:
1140 SE 7th Ave Suite 110, Portland, OR 97214
Long Organization Description:

Together with communities, FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
212-596-7045
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Curt Ellis
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc)
How often does your organization use social media?:
Everyday
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
One of FoodCorps’ co-founders, Debra Eschmeyer, went on to become the Executive Director of the First Lady’s childhood health initiative Let’s Move!, and the Senior Nutrition Policy Advisor to the President.
Community members (approx.):
7000
Number of volunteers:
250
Number of staff/employees:
FoodCorps NY has a staff of two
Year Started:
FoodCorps’ first program year was in 2010, but FoodCorps New York launched in Fall of 2015
Major Funders:
22% of our funding comes from our partnership with AmeriCorps. The rest is a combination of program site fees, corporate partnerships, foundations, and individual donors.
Organization Type:
Food Literacy, Garden Education, Nutrition Education, Food Justice, Social Justice
About the Organization:
FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school. Our team of AmeriCorps leaders serve in high-need schools across the country teaching hands-on lessons in growing, cooking and tasting healthy food; partnering with farmers and food service teams to create nutritious and delicious school meals; and collaborating with communities to inspire a schoolwide culture of health. Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools. Our 16 FoodCorps New York service members reach 17 high-need schools across the South Bronx, East and Central Harlem, and North and Central Brooklyn.
Latest Project:
FoodCorps New York has been partnering with other non-profit organizations and schools in NYC since 2015. This year, we are piloting two new projects: (1) Our Cafeteria project, a Project-Based Learning program designed for students to lead the discussions and decisions within the school and with school leaders on how to improve the cafeteria environment and mealtime experience; and (2)Supporting the Office of Food and Nutrition Services with menu changes and school lunch participation in our partner schools through tastings on Meatless Mondays.
Areas Served:
South Bronx, East and Central Harlem, and North and Central Brooklyn
Core Programs:
FoodCorps New York leverages 16 AmeriCorps leaders to deliver our direct service program, in partnership with schools and other non-profit organizations, to high-need schools across the South Bronx, East and Central Harlem, and North and Central Brooklyn. Our program consists of three areas of service:
(1) Hands-On Learning – Service members teach cooking, gardening, and tasting since kids love foods they have grown and prepared themselves.
(2) Healthy School Meals – Service members support a cafeteria environment that steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods.
(3) Schoolwide Culture of Health – Service members help the whole school community – everything from the teachers to the hallways to the bake sales – celebrate healthy food.
Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools. We pursue shifts in policy and culture that move us toward a future in which all our schools will be healthy places for children to eat, learn and grow.
Major Issues:
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, Healthy Food Access, Nutrition Education (Children/Youth), School Food, School Gardens
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#FoodCorps
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#TryThings
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