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 reliable transportation are some of the many barriers that prevent fresh produce from ever entering the home. Without healthy options, health risks increase.
That’s where the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’s FoodShare SC program comes in. Our mission is to promote food equity and support our neighbors in need. We partner with community-led organizations to bring fresh, affordable produce into all 46 of our state’s counties and provide quality cooking skills education.
FoodShare South Carolina has the opportunity to make healthy eating easier for the parent who is working two jobs, the senior managing a fixed income, and the folks on the income margins who are just trying to make ends meet. We are fueled by the stories of our participants who are bringing their chronic illnesses like diabetes under control through the Fresh Food Box and the testimonies of our friends who are addressing life’s other barriers as their food access becomes secure. Your contribution would bring us one step closer to closing the gap in food and health inequity in South Carolina.
We invite you to share your kindness through SUPPORT THE SHARE. Together, we can ensure that every South Carolinian has shared access to good healthy food.
Will you join us?