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Food insecurity and access in rural communities is real for many families living in food deserts. At the SC Rural Resource Coalition Annual Meeting on Dec. 7, 2022, Giany Didier Guedjo from Carolina Human Reinvestment – CHRSC, Courtney Watson from FoodShare South Carolina, and Stephanie Jones & Albert Rice from  Saltcatcher Farms will discuss the […]

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Many of our communities in South Carolina do not have access or financial resources to eat healthy foods on a daily basis. Location, age, income, and whether reliable transportation exists are some of the many barriers that prevent fresh produce from ever entering the home. Without healthy options, health risks increase. That’s where we come […]

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FoodShare South Carolina is Hiring an Outreach Assistant to support outreach and expansion efforts for the Fresh Food Box program in Columbia and surrounding areas. Additionally, the Outreach Assistant will maintain the partner site network order and distribution process will. The Outreach Assistant may be asked to join State Outreach efforts when applicable or necessary. […]

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Since FoodShare South Carolina’s founding in 2015, our mission has been to provide affordable access to healthy fruits and vegetables. Now, with the continued rise of food prices, we find ourselves at a difficult crossroads. In order to keep up with the rising costs, FoodShare has decided to increase the price of both small and […]

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FoodShare South Carolina has been selected as a finalist for a 2023 True Inspiration Awards™ Grant from Chick-fil-A. We are so grateful for the support of the Chick-fil-A Five Points (901 Harden St, Columbia, SC) for helping us promote this amazing opportunity to launch a new program, Nourishing New Moms, a multi-layered approach to increasing […]

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted funds to FoodShare South Carolina for our work to improve dietary health and nutrition. The impact of FoodShare’s Veggie Rx model — a program that tries to build a strong bridge between medical providers and the FoodShare statewide food access network — will be studied and evaluated. Patients […]

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SC Parents, some for the first time ever, will have to submit a free/reduced school lunch meal application for the 2022-2023 school year. Pandemic protections over the past two school years had enabled children to receive free school meals without the need for applications. Those protections have expired, meaning a return to many pre-pandemic policies. […]

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High gas and grocery prices have been somewhat of a shared trauma within communities across the country. It’s a symptom of inflation, which has raised prices by roughly 8.5%, the highest hike the U.S. has seen in decades. A recent piece from SC Public Radio highlights the issues families are facing and how organizations like […]

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STORY LINK Many communities in South Carolina do not have access or financial resources to eat healthy on a daily basis. That’s why our mission is to increase access to, knowledge of and consumption of vegetables and fruit through community-led projects. We’re also going even further to partner with University of South Carolina School of […]

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FoodShare South Carolina sites in and around Columbia are included. The City of Columbia and the Columbia Food Policy Committee have created new a food access geographic information system map that lists various sites to access healthy food for the whole family. Locations listed on the map include grocery stores, farmer markets, food pantries, FoodShare […]

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