Gourmet blog features award-winning FoodCorps Iowa essay

Gourmet blog features award-winning FoodCorps Iowa essay
FoodCorps Iowa Service Member Ashley Dress teaches a young student how to plant seeds.
FoodCorps Iowa Service Member Ashley Dress teaches a young student how to plant seeds.

NCAT’s Midwest Office is proud to announce that an award-winning essay written by FoodCorps Iowa service member Ashley Dress is featured in this week’s Zester Daily, a popular online destination for food, wine and travel enthusiasts eager to discover what’s new and delicious in the world.

Dress’s editorial won the national FoodCorps Victory Growers Award “for a compelling account of hunger and food insecurity,” earning a $5,000 prize for her service site, the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. The award, sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers, was announced at the 2014 National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Austin, Texas. Curt Ellis, one of FoodCorps’ founders and a filmmaker who created the documentary King Corn, presented the award.

Read Ashley’s article about her service in Postville, Iowa: “FoodCorps Fights Hunger, Helps Kids with Healthy Choices.”

Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative is one of five service sites in Iowa coordinated by the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s Midwest Regional Office.


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