Inspiring Wellness in Richland County

What We Do

  Wholespire Richland County helps improve the quality of life of everyone through community-based projects that address widespread issues like food insecurity and safe places to play. 

Join Our Chapter

Do you think it’s important for all communities to have the same opportunities to lead healthy lives? Become a member of our chapter and help increase access to healthy choices. 

Find Healthy Options

Are you wondering where your nearest farmer’s market is located? What about a park, trail, or playground? Richland County has many healthy options to help you lead a healthier life.

Long-time school health advocate ends 40-year career

Long-time school health advocate ends 40-year career

For more than 40 years, Beth Barry has played a role in the shaping of South Carolina school districts’ health and wellness initiatives, as well as in the growth of Wholespire, formerly Eat Smart Move More South Carolina, and many other state and community coalitions....

Columbia youth lead healthy changes at Pine Grove AME Church

Columbia youth lead healthy changes at Pine Grove AME Church

A youth group at Pine Grove AME Church are trying to do something about the health of their community by implementing health policies and educating the congregation on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Through a partnership between Eat Smart Move More...

Community Garden Expansion: Taking A Collaborative Approach

Community Garden Expansion: Taking A Collaborative Approach

https://youtu.be/ijCUGhq2gao In 2020, Eat Smart Move More Richland County (ESMMRCC) received funding to support a local community garden. The coalition wanted to partner with an organization able to sustain proposed funds. “Sustainability was a huge factor during the...