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NC FoodCorps to plant the White House Kitchen Garden!

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This year, Mrs. Obama is inviting the founders of FoodCorps and six FoodCorps service members to join her at the garden planting.  FoodCorps is part of the AmeriCorps Service Network.  This nationwide program is dedicated to teaching children about healthy food, how it grows, and where it comes from, and ensuring they have access to these foods each and every day.  Serving under the direction of state and community partners, FoodCorps members across the country dedicate a year of public service to help children grow up in healthy school food environments.  This fall, FoodCorps plans to serve local DC schools, Cleveland Elementary School, Friendship Public Charter School, and Kimball Elementary School—students from these schools will also be attending the garden planting.  In addition, Mrs. Obama will be joined in the garden by students from Bancroft Elementary School and Harriet Tubman Elementary School, who have been active participants in the White House Kitchen Garden. 

Tim Williams (Wilmington, NC): At Feast Down East, Tim creates and maintains school gardens, and helps to develop a farm-to-cafeteria campaign and a Chef to School Program.  His schools include: Snipes Academy of Art and Design, Forest Hills Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Rachel Freeman School of Engineering, Supply Elementary, and Town Creek Elementary.

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