Meredith Goad did a wonderful job of telling the FoodCorps story in a recent edition of Source (”FoodCorps is doing its part to get kids to eat their vegetables,” Feb. 12).

I have been the FoodCorps service site supervisor at Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA) since the program’s inception and have seen firsthand how FoodCorps in Augusta and Gardiner schools is changing kids’ lives — their perceptions of what constitutes fresh, healthy food, fostering a better understanding of food origins, and learning hands-on skills like cooking and gardening.

For the past six years, HCCA has hosted a FoodCorps service member to serve in Augusta and Gardiner schools, at no cost to the schools. HCCA has fundraised to support the service site fee and program costs associated with hosting a service member. With rising program costs and diminished fundraising capacity, HCCA is reaching out to the community to ask for your help in supporting FoodCorps locally. Please visit our GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/24ds2mr8 to help keep FoodCorps in our communities.

Renee Page

FoodCorps service site supervisor

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area

Farmingdale

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