When COVID-19 hit, life changed for many in Loris and the surrounding area due to unemployment.
Food deserts can be found almost anywhere in South Carolina, including popular metropolitan areas like North Charleston.
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.
ESMMSC chapters and advocates can play a large role in their local education task forces by ensuring HEAL is included in reopening plans.
The Lexington County HYPE Team used their influence to encourage students to eat breakfast at school.
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.
Are you interested in learning more about how to incorporate racial equity into HEAL community work? We have resources for you to use.
We are committed to being a part of the work of ending racism and violence against black people in South Carolina.