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FoodShare South Carolina has received approval from USDA Food and Nutrition Service to accept SNAP online for purchases of fruits and vegetables sold through its Fresh Food Box program. FoodShare SC is one of only a few community-based organizations in the nation selected to participate in the SNAP Online Purchasing program. The 2014 Farm Bill […]

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Culinary Medicine is the emerging field of using evidence-based nutrition science in the preparation of food in order to address an individual’s health conditions. Currently, diet-related illnesses are the cause of over 20% of deaths in adults in America and an expensive strain on our healthcare system. At FoodShare, we practice culinary medicine through our […]

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SNAP/EBT users will soon be able to order online through FoodShare South Carolina’s secure portal, eliminating the need to come to a physical FoodShare location to order. This option will be launched at FoodShare’s Columbia site later this Fall and will expand to additional FoodShare county hubs in the months following the Columbia launch. FoodShare […]

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In addition to their amazing work running FoodShare Lee County, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church has a vibrant Food Ministry program to serve the needs of their community. Lee County has an adult obesity rate of 40%, and 21% of the county residents qualify as food insecure while 30% of Lee County residents have income […]

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and FoodShare Bamberg County, partner to produce and deliver boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables every other Thursday to the community that include recipe cards for healthy meals from DHEC’s SNAP-Ed Nutritional Education program. Now, thanks to the sponsorship of Healthy Blue South Carolina, a division of Blue Cross […]

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SCDSS has announced that January 31, 2023 will be the end of the federally-approved Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments for South Carolina households. South Carolinians will return to receiving regular benefit amounts monthly. This will make a big impact on many households, particularly elderly and moderately low income.  January has been designated as […]

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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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According to Feeding America, one in ten South Carolinians faces food insecurity, including one in seven children in the state. Fortunately, there are many organizations, including FoodShare South Carolina that want to help South Carolinians get food on their tables and Clemson University and DHEC have developed an interactive map designed to bridge those gaps. Find […]

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As part of monthlong campaign, the company highlighted over 40 feeding programs with more than $325,000 in financial support. Throughout November, Duke Energy highlighted critical community partners that do this incredible work to fight hunger, including Harvest Hope Food Bank, Mill Village Farms, FoodShare South Carolina, United Way Association of South Carolina and AIM, among […]

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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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