University of Maine Cooperative Extension is a host site for FoodCorps, a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. Serving alongside educators and community leaders, FoodCorps members partner with schools to put in place a three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids, creating a nourishing environment for all students. Service members provide food and nutrition education, engage students in hands-on gardening and cooking activities and help schools access local foods for school meals.
UMaine Extension is working with the following community partners to provide service sites for FoodCorps members. These partners have a history of working together to build the Farm to School movement in Maine.
- Albert S. Hall School (Waterville)
- Cultivating Community (Portland)
- Healthy Acadia: Hancock County (Ellsworth)
- Healthy Acadia: Washington County (Machias)
- Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (Gardiner)
- Maine School Administrative Unit #40 (Waldoboro)
- Oxford Hills School District/ Roberts Farm (Norway)
- Regional School Unit #3 (Liberty)
- St. Mary’s Nutrition Center (Lewiston)
- University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond (Bryant Pond)
- University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood (Lincolnville)
- University of Maine Cooperative Extension Somerset County (Skowhegan)
Apply to be a FoodCorps service site: Pre-Application for FoodCorps Maine Service Sites
For more information about FoodCorps Maine and how to apply to be a FoodCorps service site, contact our Host Site Supervisor for the FoodCorps Maine Team:
Viña Lindley, Food Systems/ Youth Development Professional
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
992 Waterville Rd, Waldo, ME 04915
1.800.287.1426 (in Maine)
FoodCorps is a national school garden and Farm to School service program.