Food Deserts in South Carolina

Posted By: Rebekah Shilling State Resources,

Food Deserts in South Carolina

Food deserts are areas where people have limited access to a variety of healthy and affordable food.

DHEC has identified food deserts in South Carolina and compiled them together in the SC Food Desert Map 

Food Desert Map for South Carolina

The SC Food Desert Map helps partner agencies identify underserved areas with minimal access to healthy food options to develop strategies to increase access to healthy food options in those areas. Strategies may include establishing a farmers’ market or expanding an existing market to accept SNAP/EBT, Healthy Bucks, WIC or Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers; supporting the creation of food hubs or food nodes; and integrating healthy eating principles into county comprehensive plans and other local level planning efforts.