Join the FoodCorps, a new national service program under AmeriCorps, and help to build school gardens and develop Farm to School programs across the country. FoodCorps is seeking young men and women interested in food, agriculture, community organizing, education, health, and public service for their inaugural class, beginning August 15, 2011. With the hope of expanding to all 50 states in the future, 10 states have been selected as initial host sites and are now taking applications:
Hello Friends of FoodCorps!
As you may know, the FoodCorps Service Member application deadline is just around the corner. With just three weeks left, we wanted to remind those of you interested in applying to submit your application by 5 pm Eastern time on April 10, 2011. If you have any questions about the application process or the program itself, feel free to check out our application FAQs or to send me a note!
We also wanted to remind you that FoodCorps will be partnering with ten Host Sites in states across the country, including Maine. To learn about FoodCorps opportunities in Maine through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, please visit our Maine Host Site page, found here: http://www.food-corps.org/states/Maine.
For those of you interested in sharing information about FoodCorps and our Maine Host Site opportunities with your community, we’d love your help in spreading the word and recruiting Service Members! Feel free to pass around our recruitment video, our website, or e-flyer to your friends, colleagues, organization members, and networks. We’d also love to send you a package of recruitment posters and postcards to distribute, if that’s of interest. Just let me know your mailing address and how many of each you would need.
For more information, contact: Lucy Flores, FoodCorps Recruitment Manager, (213) 290-2713 or email@example.com, www.foodcorps.org.