Volunteers joined Rep. Henderson-Myers and event organizers to hand out boxes and bags of produce and vouchers for $10 at the Hub City Farmers’ Market.
The USDA classifies Mullins as a food desert, which means many families were already lacking access to fresh, healthy, and affordable foods, but COVID-19 made the situation worse.
In Columbia, the zip code 29203 is well-known for health disparities and inequities of all kinds.
Believe it or not, food deserts do exist in urban areas. Why? Because all neighborhoods in cities are not equal.
Do you think you would have a tough time finding food to feed your family with only one grocery store available AND during a crisis?
When COVID-19 hit, Gullah Geechee organizations came to the rescue of those in need of food due to unemployment, school closures, and other causes of food insecurity.
The Gullah Geechee people aren’t strangers to living off the land and consuming fresh, locally grown produce.
Christian-based organizations across the state have stepped up their mission-driven work to help their communities in times of crisis.
When COVID-19 hit, life changed for many in Loris and the surrounding area due to unemployment.