Curt Ellis

Curt Ellis is co-founder and chief executive officer of FoodCorps, a leading national service organization focused on issues of 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 ensure children arrive in class well-nourished and ready to learn.

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, a Claneil Emerging Leader, 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.

Curt and his wife Caitlin Boyle live in Oregon with their son, border collie, and two chickens named after their elementary school teachers (Flossie and Mrs. Petrafessa). Curt’s favorite childhood book, and one he gets to read most nights at bedtime, is Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.