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The University of South Carolina SNAP-Ed Implementing Agency, in partnership with SC Food Policy Council, has provided funding to 7 existing or newly forming local food policy councils (FPCs) around the state. These Local FPC Development and Expansion Grants are providing funding for newly forming local FPCs to accelerate their development and existing FPCs to expand their capacity to identify and advance policy, systems, and environmental change strategies for improving healthy food access and ensuring food equity. 

Support for New and Existing FPCs

The USC SNAP-Ed team will provide assistance throughout the council formation process with particular focus on recruitment strategies, equity and inclusion, and council sustainability.

Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance

Local FPCs are also receiving ongoing training and technical assistance on FPC development best practices including conducting Community Food Assessments and Food Gatherings, identifying strategic areas of focus, forming policy recommendations, and implementation strategies. In addition, existing councils will receive support in facilitating the adoption of PSE changes and sustainability plan development.

Statewide Networking

As local councils continue to develop throughout South Carolina, the USC SNAP-Ed team is also partnering with the SC Food Policy Council to provide statewide networking opportunities and capacity-building support.

Group Meeting

The 2022-23 Local Food Policy Council Development Cohort

  • West Columbia-Cayce Food Policy Coalition

  • United Way of the Lakelands

  • Impact York County

  • LiveWell Greenville

  • Oconee Food Summit

  • Pick 42 Foundation

  • Tri-County Health Network

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