We’re looking for people who want to serve their communities by growing healthier bodies, healthier minds, and a more just world.

Who We’re Looking For



To be considered for a FoodCorps service member position, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older by the start of service 
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent

Who We’re Looking For

  • Experience teaching or working with groups of kids
  • Experience gardening and/or farming, community organizing, studying food systems or agriculture, or working in public health
  • Commitment to public service
  • Connection to and/or knowledge of the community you want to serve
  • Understanding of our mission and scope (school food, farm to school, race & class in the food system)
  • Potential to benefit from a year of serving with FoodCorps

Make Your Application Stand Out

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the community you want to serve in, or at least a community very similar to it.
  • Show your personality! We are looking for people with compelling personal stories, not cookie-cutter candidates.
  • Tell a story about a specific pivotal moment or experience that inspired you to pursue this path in your personal statement.
  • Upload a video or other supplemental file that expresses your passion for and connection to our mission and what it means to you—be creative! (Or a good, personalized letter of recommendation.) Please note: You are welcome to include links as supplemental files. Just insert the link to your video, writing, or other content in a document that you upload.
  • Connect with a FoodCorps staff member before applying in order to learn more about what service is like in your state or community of choice. Many of our program coordinators and managers are alums of the FoodCorps program. Because they have served with FoodCorps and are now supporting current service members on the ground, they have great insight into the service experience and how it varies from site to site. You can find contact information for the state coordinators, managers, and directors at the top of each state page.