Food Corps puts new energy into school lunch programs

You've probably heard about service programs that put volunteer teaching assistants in classrooms of underprivileged schools or put new college graduated into troubled schools. A new program called Food Corps puts a twist in that old formula, sending volunteers into school kitchens and purchasing offices. Starting in 2011 the program will provide volunteers to help to source local foods for school meals, develop curricula on nutrition, build school gardens, and help the kitchen staff figure out how to adapt to more labor-intensive fresh foods. This innovative and much-needed program is led by National Farm to School Network with funding from the Kellogg Foundation and AmeriCorps. (All We Can Eat blog at the Washington Post)

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