FoodCorps sprang from the grassroots up: a national initiative that thousands of local voices shaped according to their needs. From the beginning, FoodCorps drew strong support from the communities they are now serving.

Beginning in 2009, six young leaders came together to help FoodCorps take shape, each bringing their unique passion, expertise and organizational backing to the project. The team includes people like documentary co-creators Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney (King Corn), Debra Eschmeyer from the Farm to School Program, and Cecily Upton, previously director at Slow Food USA’s Youth Programs. Meet the rest of this inspirational leadership team here.