In The Kitchen

Fresh Future Farm Land Sale: You Reap What You Sow

By Barney Blakeney In its effort to purchase the land it’s using to grow fruits and vegetables Fresh Future Farm of North Charleston may be sowing seeds of animosity that however still may produce the crop it desires. Since 2014, Fresh Future Farm has produced 16 tons of groceries sold or distributed between 2016 and…

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Discover Commits $5 Million to Support Black-owned Restaurants; Rodney Scott’s BBQ Receives $25,000

In an effort to support the restaurant industry as it rebounds from the impact of COVID-19, Discover has announced that it will be giving $5 million to Black-owned restaurants. From now through Oct. 31, 2020, consumers can go to Discover’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to nominate their favorite Black-owned restaurant, and 200 nominees will…

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K-12 Students Who Normally Receive Free or Reduced-Price School Meals to Receive Federal Food Assistance

  South Carolina has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement a Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program, providing a one-time benefit to help supplement family food costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and prolonged school closures. As many as 467,000 K-12 students in South Carolina, who qualify for free or reduced-price meals (FRP),…

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USDA Approves South Carolina and Utah to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced June 16 approval of requests from South Carolina and Utah to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. This approval will allow these states to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to…

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CCSD’s Department of Nutrition Services to continue providing meals this summer

Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Department of Nutrition Services is pleased to announce meal service will continue through the summer for children 18 years and younger. Starting Monday, June 8, 2020, and lasting through Friday, August 7, 2020, delicious, student-favorite menu items will be served at no cost to students at locations throughout Charleston County.…

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Free Meals for Kids and Teens: CCPL’s Summer Feeding Program Begins June 8

The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL), Charleston County School District (CCSD) and the Lowcountry Food Bank (LFB) have teamed up provide free weekly meals and snacks to children aged 18 and under this summer. The Summer Feeding program begins on Monday, June 8 at several library branches. This program, which is in conjunction with CCSD’s Seamless Summer Feeding and LFB’s Summer…

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New Interactive Map Launched to Help People in Need Find Free Food in Charleston County

The Lowcountry Food Bank, in partnership with the College of Charleston’s Riley Center for Livable Communities and the city of Charleston announced a new online, interactive Charleston Free Food Finder Map. The new map helps people in need find free food in Charleston County. People trying to find nearby food pantries can go to https://bit.ly/chs-food-resources and type in their location.…

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Lowcountry Food Bank Partners with Summer Food Service Program to Offer Summer Meals for Children

The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to children 18 years old and younger without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination…

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