The mission of the South Carolina Food Policy Council is to build an equitable, accessible, and economically diverse, local food system in South Carolina by promoting multi-sectoral collaboration, community-based programming, and policy change.
ABOUT THE COUNCIL
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.
Miko Pickett, Chair
Pick 42 Foundation
Alissa R. Duncan, Vice Chair
PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well
Dr. Florence Anoruo
SC State University
The Green Heart Project
Roots of Life Cafe, Farms, and Gardens
Bonita Global and Diane's Call
South Carolina Office of Rural Health
South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development
Jim Johnson, Non-voting Member
South Carolina State Small Business Development Center
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Alison Pierce, Non-voting Member
South Carolina Food Hub Network
Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship, South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Dr. Carolyn A. Prince
Earth Seed Farm, LLC and Our Children-Their Future, Inc.
South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs
Meg Stanley, Non-voting Member
Technical Assistance Providers
Ashley Page Bookhart, University of South Carolina
Carrie Draper, University of South Carolina
Zach Herrnstadt, University of South Carolina
Nikki Seibert Kelly, Wit Meets Grit, Growing Local SC
Amy Weaver, University of South Carolina