Palmetto Works summer program for kids thrived this year, thanks in part to help from students in the music program at Coastal Carolina University. The CHOPS food program also reopened in mid-September to offer fresh produce to those most in need.
Palmetto Works, our missions partner in Conway, was approved for $30,000 in seed capital from South Carolina’s Feeding Innovation Program. CHOPS Produce winning business plan includes funds to re-open the market following pandemic-related closure.
Here are three examples of specific ways that Palmetto Works has helped three families during recent months. These families struggle during ‘normal’ times and the Covid pandemic has made their lives even harder.
CBF Global awarded Palmetto Works, a CBFSC Covenant Partner in Conway, a grant to cover maintenance and insurance on a truck that is used to transport produce from local farmers to its CHOPS ministry. CBF awarded the grant because Palmetto Works serves a population classified as being in a food desert.
Working virtually from her home in Gastonia,Collar Bell-Graves is writing curriculum for Palmetto Works and helping with virtual summer programs through CBF’s Student.Church Program.