Apple Corps Members work to implement nutrition and fitness activities integral to a healthy school environment. Apple Corps is led by Supervisor, Samantha Brumfield of Solid Ground.
The Apple Corps 2014-15 cohort work for the following organizations:
Cooking Matters hosts six-week class series for low-income individuals at over 65 locations throughout Greater Seattle and Washington State. Classes include healthy cooking skills, nutrition education and food budgeting.
Lettuce Link envisions a city where all people have equal access to healthy and culturally appropriate food. We work with and in communities to grow and share food that is fresh and nourishing. At the Marra Farm Giving Garden, we grow thousands of pounds of organic produce and seeds that go directly to food bank clients in the South Park neighborhood. We mobilize volunteers and engage children, educating all on sustainable agriculture, delicious nutrition, and social justice.
The Hunger Intervention Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to end hunger in Seattle by collaborating with community partners. HIP has been engaged in providing food access to the local community for more than 15 years. Originally serving exclusively as a meal program, HIP continues to work to distribute food to those who need it most with an increased focus on cooking and nutrition education. HIP’s programs include a weekend food backpack program for kids and food bank cooking demonstrations.
The Danny Woo Community Garden was created as a cultural outlet, providing Asian American immigrants living in the International District a connection to a way of life that was lost in transition to city life: gardening and farming. As the average age of gardeners has been on the rise (to 76), a children’s garden was created in order to preserve the cultural and agricultural heritage of those living in the area. The garden still hosts plots for the local gardeners and has now become an educational tool for the children who visit the garden.
The Apple Corps school based program is a collaboration between Apple Corps and Seattle Public Schools. This partnership supports nutrition and physical activity programs, school policy and systems change and community partnerships at five Seattle Elementary Schools located in neighborhoods throughout south Seattle. Members teach nutrition education to K-5 students and help develop school nutrition and physical activity policy at their school sites.