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Outreach 10: SC Read Eat Grow In Your Community

Building on two successful years of food literacy programs in partnership with public libraries and other community organizations statewide, the South Carolina State Library would like to expand outreach to small rural communities by using local trusted health partners and small transportable kitchen kits to demonstrate healthy cooking and living strategies for people of all ages. This project will support improved relationships between the public libraries and local community resources, as well as promote health literacy for rural and underserved populations across ten different counties in South Carolina. To accomplish these goals, we will purchase kitchen in a box kits to be distributed to ten different rural towns with public library branches, train staff to use the materials for food literacy programming, and assist with building partnerships with local health representatives and community leaders such as home visit nurses, pastors, pediatricians, school nurses and more.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Adults
Children
Men
Seniors
Teens
Women
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Rural
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Library or information professional
Project Lead:
Rebecca Antill
Funding Source: 
SEA
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$15000
Funding Period:
May 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded