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Fight Poverty Not the Poor. FoodShare SC’s Advocacy efforts seek to engage in dialogues and advocacy with our elected officials, leveraging our state-wide network and their unique needs and concerns. As a part of these efforts, a FoodShare staff joined others from South Carolina and across the nation to participate in the Poor People’s and […]

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Celebrate the book, Taste the State and the incredible produce here in South Carolina which FoodShare helps distribute to nineteen counties. Learn cultural and food history while tasting a delicious recipe from the book, Taste the State, which explores the rich history of multi-cultural food in the state. You’ll be able to ask the author how […]

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As the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic recedes, what have we learned about our food access needs? In 2019 the Columbia Food Policy Committee held a series of listening sessions with community members and released a comprehensive report and list of recommendations for City Council on how they can build equitable access to healthy foods […]

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We’re so excited to welcome Jamara and Shakya to the FoodShare Fun for the summer of 2022! During their summer internship, we’ll challenge them to take on new projects, grow their skills and jump into the Fresh Food Box world. As a University of South Carolina rising senior and recent graduate, each of them brings […]

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Our Director of Community Partnerships, Courtney Watson, graduated from the Columbia Chamber’s Leadership Columbia program this month alongside a class of new leaders from all industries in Columbia. So many of our recent partnerships and collaborations were born out of this class, it’s a testament to the sense of community Courtney and her classmates built […]

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It’s been more than 50 years since the first and only White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health was held in 1969. That pivotal event influenced the country’s food policy agenda for the next 50 years. Half a century later, the 2022 White House Conference will catalyze the public and private sectors around a coordinated strategy […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental and physical health are interconnected. We know that poverty causes stressors such as insecurity in food, housing, income, and these stressors can also cause an increased risk of mental health problems. This is why we’re participating in the upcoming NAMI Mid-Carolina NAMIWalk on Saturday, May 21st at Columbia […]

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2022 Midlands Gives

Donate to Midlands Gives today! Midlands Gives brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for Midlands nonprofits during an annual 18-hour online giving challenge. During Midlands Gives, everyone has the opportunity to be a philanthropist as contributions of just $20 or more are amplified through sponsored prize incentives. Your donation to […]

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2022 Healthy Strides 5K

Healthy Strides is a student-run group at UofSC School of Medicine focused on promoting healthy lifestyle habits at the School of Medicine. They will be hosting a 5K walk/run on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 starting outside Hand Middle School! All proceeds will be donated to FoodShare! Feel free to bring your kids, family, friends, or […]

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Our program is able to expand and thrive with the support of some pretty amazing individuals and we will be posting a series of donor highlights. We hope you enjoy these learning more about those who are supporting us. For these profiles, we asked our donors one simple question: Why were you inspired to give […]

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