SC Roadmap to Food Security Learning Collaborative

Written by Alissa Duncan on January 14th 2021.

We are excited to announce that we were chosen as one of five communities in SC to participate in the SC Roadmap to Food Security Learning Collaborative! PAL will be working hand-in-hand with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and FoodShare Spartanburg on this project, as well as other community partners like Spartanburg Housing and the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg.

This is a 14 month-long project led and facilitated by Blue Cross Blue Shield SC Foundation, The Duke Endowment, HealthBegins, and UofSC’s Core for Applied Research and Evaluation. The project aims to engage local and statewide partners to build upon, align, and accelerate current efforts to improve food security and racial equity at three levels of action- individual/household, community/municipalities, and statewide.

PAL received a mini-grant of $12,000 to support our capacity to participate in the learning collaborative. “We are so excited for the opportunity to work with these partners on systemic change that spans both our local food system and our healthcare system. We look forward to learning what we can from the other communities in this initiative as well as improving our community’s food security through this collaborative project” said Alissa Duncan, PAL’s Food System Coordinator.

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