March 17, 2021

SOUTH CAROLINA FOOD POLICY COUNCIL IS SEEKING NEW BOARD MEMBERS

 

Columbia, S.C. — The South Carolina Food Policy Council is currently seeking new board members to join the recently expanded organization. Since 2005, the South Carolina Food Policy Council has been committed to advancing the production and consumption of healthy foods in South Carolina through education and effective policy planning. Throughout the Council’s sixteen-year history it has adapted to the current needs of the local food system and ever-changing needs of the community. The Council recently created a free general membership opportunity for individuals and organizations to become involved and is now seeking to expand its board membership to be more reflective of the sectors and communities that make up South Carolina’s food system. The heavy impact of Covid-19 and the racial injustice of 2020 led to the Council’s renewed commitment to inclusivity and having a greater impact on food system issues.

 

The South Carolina Food Policy Council is seeking applications from community members that are interested in being a part of a diverse group committed to advocating for a stronger local food system that also ensures racial equity. Community members from all regions of the state are encouraged to apply. The Council especially invites those who have not had a voice in making decisions about our food system, historically or presently, to be included in our efforts by applying to join our Board of Directors. South Carolina Food Policy Council Co-Chair Carrie Draper believes “The events of this past year have made the necessity of our work even more apparent. We know the damage that has been done to our food system and to those who work within it, as well as the more than double the amount of families and children experiencing food insecurity now in our great state are problems that cannot be solved by one person or one organization. We couldn't be more excited, and we can't think of a more important time to be expanding our Board of Directors. We will be relying on our new Board members to help us develop and execute a vision for the food system we all want and deserve - one that is resilient, just, and thriving the events of this past year have made the necessity of our work even more apparent.” Online applications are being accepted through April 2nd. To apply, visit https://www.scfoodpolicy.org/board-of-directors.

 

About South Carolina Food Policy Council

The South Carolina Food Policy Council strives to advance the production and consumption of healthy foods in South Carolina through education and strategic policy planning. For more information, visit www.scfoodpolicy.org.

 

Individuals interested in learning more about becoming involved in the South Carolina Food Policy Council should contact Carrie Draper draper@mailbox.sc.edu or Alissa Duncan aduncan@active-living.org