Regions of the country often feature large proportions of households with low incomes, inadequate access to transportation, and a limited number of food retailers providing fresh produce and healthy groceries for affordable prices.
Organizations currently aiding in food poverty
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY FRIDGE
Community fridges, also known as solidarity fridges, are communal refrigerators that are open to the public for sharing and accessing food. These fridges are typically stocked with donated or surplus food items and are available to anyone in need, aiming to address food insecurity and reduce food waste. Here's some information about community fridgeP
Purpose and Goals: Community fridges serve multiple purposes:
Food Accessibility: They provide free and immediate access to fresh and nutritious food for individuals and families facing food insecurity or financial constraints.
Food Waste Reduction: Community fridges help redirect surplus food that would otherwise go to waste, promoting sustainability and reducing environmental impact.
Community Building: They foster a sense of community and solidarity, bringing people together to support one another and promote mutual aid.
3,933 people experiencing homelessness on any given day in South Carolina
415 are veterans
237 are unaccompanied youth (ages 18-24)
14,140 public school students over the course of the school year