An AmeriCorps program delivering food literacy education to elementary students
AmeriCorps Program Overview
In 2016, Food Literacy Center received a nationally competitive AmeriCorps program award administered by California Volunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The award was renewed for 2017 and provides the nonprofit with 20 AmeriCorps service members who are then trained through the Food Literacy Academy, our intensive 28-hour training on topics of nutrition, food systems, food safety, and specifically how to implement Food Literacy Center’s curriculum. AmeriCorps service members are also responsible for recruiting and training community members to assist them with expanding to additional schools – inspiring more kids to eat their veggies!