When COVID-19 hit, life changed for many in Loris and the surrounding area due to unemployment.
Lowcountry Street Grocery Turns to Partners to Reach Homebound
Food deserts can be found almost anywhere in South Carolina, including popular metropolitan areas like North Charleston.
ESMMSC Funds Food Insecurity Initiatives, Creates Interactive Local Food Sources Map
Through a One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response grant, 40 communities were funded to provide healthy foods to communities and to create an interactive map to help families find healthy food sources.
Coalitions Should Help Guide Nutrition and Physical Activity Back-to-School Plans
ESMMSC chapters and advocates can play a large role in their local education task forces by ensuring HEAL is included in reopening plans.
High School Students Help Increase Breakfast Participation at White Knoll
The Lexington County HYPE Team used their influence to encourage students to eat breakfast at school.
Virtual Youth Summit: A Successful First
Holding an in-person event is something ESMMSC staff knows how to do, but a virtual event was uncharted territory.
SC Approved to Implement Online Food Purchasing with SNAP Benefits; DSS Approves Healthy Bucks Increase
SNAP recipients will have more access to healthy food at Walmart and Amazon, and at local farmers markets that participate in the Healthy Bucks program.
Race Equity Resources
Are you interested in learning more about how to incorporate racial equity into HEAL community work? We have resources for you to use.
Statement from Eat Smart Move More South Carolina on racism, disparities, and inequities
We are committed to being a part of the work of ending racism and violence against black people in South Carolina.