The Mayor’s Office of Food Access, in partnership with BPS Food and Nutrition Services (shout out to Laura for all your support on this!) and the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, has received a $150,000 grant through the US Conference of Mayors to implement a program we are calling BOSFoodLove. The program seeks to increase access to food for BPS students (and, by extension, their families) through increased participation in school meals. At the heart of the program will be a Coalition of primarily students and parents guiding us on implementing effective engagement activities and menu change strategies to get kids excited about and eating school meals. (There will be more to come in late spring about recruitment for this Coalition).
In addition to hiring one full time program coordinator, we will also be hosting three FoodCorps (a branch of AmeriCorps) members for about one year. We are hoping to hire individuals from the Boston community, who are familiar with the school food landscape. A BPS alum would be a great addition to this work! Applicants must be at least 18-year of age. Like all AmeriCorps programs, members will receive a modest living allowance, health insurance, some child care support (if eligible), and an education award in exchange for their year of service. The application deadline is March 15th. Questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.