In a world where the health and wellbeing of our future generations are paramount, organizations like FoodCorps play a crucial role in shaping the lives of young people. FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to foster children's health, education, and sense of belonging. Through their unique approach, FoodCorps service members work alongside educators and nutrition leaders to provide nourishing meals, food education, and culturally affirming experiences, celebrating and nurturing the whole child.
Both FoodCorps and Danone recognize the importance of addressing the challenges faced by our education and nutrition systems. In alignment with our shared commitments, the two organizations made White House Commitments at last year’s Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, signifying our dedication to making a positive impact on people’s lives.
"It has been a pleasure to work closely with the Danone North America team on our shared goals of creating a healthier and more nourished world," said Curt Ellis, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of FoodCorps. “Through our initiatives and partnerships, we're not just addressing hunger; we’re creating a path where every child can grow, learn, and thrive, ensuring that no one is left behind."
The partnership between Danone and FoodCorps began at the Aspen Ideas Festival, where Co-Founder and Co-CEO Curt Ellis joined a panel discussion hosted by Danone about how the public and private sector could work together to advance a more inclusive state of nutrition for all. Recognizing the need for collective action, we pledged our support to FoodCorps by donating $50,000 as well as proudly unveiling a new retail program at Target in partnership with FoodCorps in which we committed to providing young children access to food education and nourishing food in schools.
"As we embark on this partnership with FoodCorps, we are driven by the belief that every child deserves not just a meal, but a nourishing future,” said Melanie Chow, VP of Mission & Sustainability at Danone North America. ”We are honored to stand alongside FoodCorps in their mission to provide food education to the next generation. Our partnership is a commitment to empowering children and families, ensuring that nutritious food choices are not just options but opportunities for a healthier tomorrow."
With our mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible, we emphasize the core importance of improving access to nutritious foods. Our partnership with FoodCorps and Target stands as a testament to the power of collective action. The impact of our collaboration goes beyond funds, extending to the core of our communities and the well-being of the generations to come.
To learn more about FoodCorps, click here: What We Do - FoodCorps.