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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

Alissa R. Duncan, Chair

PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well

Miko Pickett, Vice Chair

Pick 42 Foundation

Florence Anoruo, Member

SC State University

Michael Brown, Member

Roots of Life Cafe, Farms, and Gardens

Bonita Clemons, Member

Bonita Global and Diane's Call

Guillermo Espinosa, Member

Alianza Latina of the Midlands

Central Midlands Council of Governments

Phillip Ford, Member


Ken Harven, Member

South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development


Jim Johnson, Non-voting Member

South Carolina State Small Business Development Center

Matt Kneece, Member

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Alison Pierce, Non-voting Member

South Carolina Food Hub Network

Kyle Player, Member

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

Nikki Seibert Kelly, Non-voting Member

Wit Meets Grit, Growing Local SC

Gregory Sprouse, Secretary

Central Midlands Council of Governments

Meg Stanley, Non-voting Member


Brian Wheat

South Carolina Small Business Development Centers


Ashley Page

Zach Herrnstadt

Amy Weaver

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