Beverly Wilson, co-founder and executive director of FoodShare South Carolina has announced her departure from the organization, effective this month, transitioning into a new role at Prisma Health Accountable Communities.
Stepping into the role of interim executive director is Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, FoodShare’s Director of Advocacy and Policy. Omme brings with her an immense passion for FoodShare’s mission, a demonstrated commitment to food justice in South Carolina’s communities, and a wealth of experience in advancing social change. I am confident that under her leadership, FoodShare will not only maintain its momentum but also reach new heights of impact and innovation.
Since its inception in 2015, FoodShare has been on a remarkable journey, driven by a passion to uplift the financial and physical well-being of the communities in South Carolina.
With the steadfast backing of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation in support of the goals of Diabetes Free SC, additional health system partners, and local foundations, FoodShare has been able to provide training and technical support in 19 additional counties and, through the replication of the FoodShare wholesale bulk buying produce model, has made a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it the most.
“As I take this step forward, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you,” says Wilson. “Your support, dedication, and belief in FoodShare have been the driving force behind our achievements. Together, we have nourished bodies and souls, sowed seeds of change, and created a legacy that will continue to flourish for years to come. Thank you for your partnership on this incredible journey. FoodShare’s success story is a testament to the remarkable power of collaboration, compassion, and shared purpose.”
For additional information about FoodShare South Carolina, check out our 2022 Impact Report online.