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Portland, OR
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year


FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school. Through our partnership with AmeriCorps, we recruit, train and place emerging leaders in limited-resource schools for a year of service.

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Mission: Together with communities, FoodCorps serves to connect kids to healthy food in school.

FoodCorps Reviews

  • Helpful (6)

    "A great organization with great individuals doing great work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
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    I worked at FoodCorps full-time (More than a year)


    I truly enjoyed my time at FoodCorps, working with a great unique team of individuals from various walks of life and developing great ideas to help connect kids to healthy food in schools. FoodCorps is an AmeriCorps grantee that works with schools in resource-limited areas in 18 states with more than 200+ AmeriCorps service members (like the Peace Corps but domestic).

    The biggest strength is definitely the agile, all hands on deck attitude the team carries. We all work together and collaborate in helping build our program. We've used great technology solutions, partnered with leaders in school food and nonprofits and worked together to build a colegial, equitable and diverse work environment that is engaging and inspiring. I worked in the national office so my rating is based on my work there.

    One great benefit is competitive health, dental and life insurance and 401k matching, another great benefit is the PTO with a day and a half of vacation earned each month on top of six annual PTO days and a month-long sabbatical on ones' third year anniversary at FoodCorps. There is also an option to work from home and competitive parental leave (six months for maternity, I recall).

    Staff development is also encouraged with annual trainings, staff retreats, check-ins and having great transparency with colleages is invaluable. I also enjoyed the organizations open door policy and even getting to go on fun outings with VPs and other staff.


    The biggest challenge I think is definitely salary and compensation which can be on the lower end in some cases, but that's a given as we're a nonprofit and partly federally funded. Service Member compensation can also be on the lower end as well.

    Another challenge is sometimes how expectations are communicated between staff, where some projects are expected to be completed without accounting for any potential risks, or fallout, which can cause some miscommunication and issues. Change management and sometimes transitions among colleagues can create uncertainty.

    Sometimes, the national office has struggled with building rapport and can be quiet but we've taken strides to improve that and have gotten better with it.

    While diversity is critical to our vision, it would be great to see the diverse makeup of executive and national staff reflect the diverse communities we serve and having more voices from the bottom of the top in hiring would be advantageous.

    Advice to Management

    Keep succeeding where you're succeeding, and evolving in areas that need improvement, but overall, given the circumstances, the work continues to be spellbinding.

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FoodCorps Photos

FoodCorps photo of: FoodCorps Service Member Ahreaf Ware gardening with kids in Jackson, MS.
FoodCorps photo of: Our office in New York
FoodCorps photo of: This October, we're moving our national headquarters in Portland to The Redd on Salmon Street, a new regional food accelerator.
FoodCorps photo of: Our organizational core values, posted at our office in the NoMad/Flatiron neighborhood in New York City
FoodCorps photo of: Recruitment Manager Tiffany McClain at a retreat for FoodCorps' alumni of color
FoodCorps photo of: Service Member Rachel Kraus bringing peaches from a local farm into the cafeteria
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at FoodCorps.


    Initial interview with HR, followed by a 1 x 1 with the Hiring Manager, a content exercise, and a panel interview with the team. After spending a significant amount of time on this process, there was absolutely no follow up. I emailed several times for a status update, and received nothing but radio silence. Finally, nearly three months later I heard back from the hiring manager and was told they weren't moving forward with any of the final candidates. They have now re-posted the position for the third time. It seems they don't really know what their needs are. By far, this was the most unprofessional interview experience I have ever had. It's just not okay to treat candidates with such blatant disregard, especially when they have committed so much time to the interview process. It really doesn't take much effort to respond to an email. I don't know if they are just completely overwhelmed with growing pains, but nonetheless, there is really no valid excuse.

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