News release | The S.C. Department of Education’s Office of Health and Nutrition is offering an excellent opportunity for local government agencies, school districts, faith-based and private nonprofit organizations to provide summer meals to children by becoming a sponsor or a summer meal site for our Summer Meals Program. (Learn how to become a sponsor or site through the link at the bottom of this post.)
“Summertime is a time to play, but it is also a time to remember to eat right. Through our summer meals program, we again provided approximately four million meals to students in need,” said S.C. State Superintendent Molly Spearman.
The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the South Carolina Department of Education to serve healthy meals to children during the summer months when school is not in session. Read more →
New grant funding opportunities and resources for the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone
In this update, you will find new information and recent news on a variety of topics, including:
COORDINATOR’S CORNER: Dean Van Pelt outlines a recent $4 million Labor Department grant submitted through a Promise Zone collaboration.
RECENT NEWS: Learn more about a new Bamberg business and a television chef who visited the area to push education.
COMING EVENTS: The S.C. Association of Community Economic Development three meetings in the next few weeks to outline its new Healthy Insights project, which includes grant funding to make inroads against diabetes and obesity.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Learn about several community economic development and capacity-building grant opportunities that Promise Zone communities can take advantage of.
RESOURCES: This section provides links to studies and stories on rural health, education and more. Read more →