The SC Food Policy Council strives to advance the production and consumption of healthy foods in South Carolina through education and strategic policy planning.

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Beginning in March 2005, volunteers formed a steering committee to begin the discussion and exploration of creating a statewide food policy council that would work towards the improvement and expansion of healthier and more informed food choices by South Carolinians. As a result of the steering committee findings, on March 17, 2006, the SC Food Policy Council (SCFPC) held its first general membership meeting and continued to meet throughout the year.

SCFPC serves as a forum for members to share their concerns as well as their progress on related programs and initiatives that are related to the food system in South Carolina. The networking opportunities and the information shared at these meetings have greatly benefited many of the members of the Council as they work towards the goals of continued growth, promotion and protection of a healthy agricultural industry, a safe and plentiful food supply, and a vibrant food system in South Carolina.

Board Members

Carrie Draper, Co-chair

UofSC Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Alissa R. Duncan, Co-chair

Spartanburg Food System Coalition

Partners for Active Living

Florence Anoruo

SC State University

Michael Brown

Roots of Life Cafe, Farms, and Gardens

Guillermo Espinosa

Alianza Latina of the Midlands

Central Midlands Council of Governments

Phillip Ford


Ken Harven

South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development

Matt Kneece

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Miko Pickett

Pick 42 Foundation

Kyle Player

Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship, South Carolina Department of Agriculture

Gregory Sprouse

Central Midlands Council of Governments

Brian Wheat

South Carolina Small Business Development Centers


Ashley Page

Zach Herrnstadt