FoodShare Columbia

Helpful Harvest: FoodShare Columbia expands with $23,000 grant

When Dawn Grant signed up for FoodShare Columbia last year, she weighed in at 245 pounds. Today, just over a year later, she is down to 214 pounds. She also drinks more water, takes walks and promotes the benefits of the FoodShare program. “I love this,” she said. “This is a passion for me.” Dawn Grant, the new community outreach…

FoodShare Columbia creators aim to eliminate city’s food deserts

Affordable fresh produce can be hard to find for Columbia families who live in “food deserts,” which are communities that lack grocery stores and supermarkets. FoodShare Columbia provides boxes of fresh produce at a small cost. (photo provided) Two University of South Carolina researchers are working with community partners to change that with the launch of a new pilot program…