Local Food Policy Councils

We partner with communities throughout South Carolina to provide guidance and technical assistance on starting and expanding local food policy councils rooted in equity. 

Local Food Policy Council Development and Expansion Grant Funding

We provide funding to local organizations to start or expand local food policy councils. The work of the councils includes:

  1. Engaging stakeholders from different sectors in the work of the council.
  2. Engaging priority populations in the work of the council.
  3. Conducting a community food assessment.
  4. Identifying priority policy, systems, and environmental change strategies to make healthy eating more equitable and accessible.
  5. Providing guidance and technical assistance to partners to advance the priority change strategies.

Local Food Policy Council Organizations

We are currently funding the following groups to start and expand local food policy councils:

  • The Brookland Center for Community Economic Change
  • Wholespire Greenwood County (in partnership with United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties)
  • Impact York County
  • LiveWell Greenville
  • Oconee Food Summit
  • Pick 42 Foundation
  • Tri-County Health Network

We also work closely with the Columbia Food Policy Committee – the first and only municipal food policy council in the state.