Curt Ellis

    Curt Ellis is co-founder and chief executive officer of FoodCorps, the leading national service organization focused on child health. In high-need communities across 18 states, FoodCorps and its hundreds of AmeriCorps leaders deliver garden-based lessons, improve school meals, and partner with parents, teachers and community members to make sure children are well-nourished and set up to fulfill their potential. Prior to launching FoodCorps, Curt co-created the documentary King Corn, which received a national theatrical release and PBS broadcast, helped drive policy discussion around the Farm Bill, and earned a George Foster Peabody Award. Curt is a Draper Richards Kaplan and New Profit social entrepreneur and a recipient of the Heinz Award, Pearl Award, and GQ Leader Award. He has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC and NPR, and is a frequent speaker on college campuses. He lives in Oregon with his wife Caitlin Boyle and their son, chickens, and border collie.