South Carolina Districts

52%
of South Carolina school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

47

643

404,442

Another 20% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 110 school districts in South Carolina, 83% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$28,452,100

invested in local food in South Carolina
with the average school district spending

35%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in South Carolina are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 68%

    fruits
  • 76%

    vegetables
  • 20%

    milk
  • 5%

    meat or poultry

46%

of South Carolina districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
South Carolina school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In South Carolina local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 41%

    breakfast
  • 85%

    lunch
  • 7%

    supper
  • 17%

    snacks
  • 34%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

59

school gardens are growing in South Carolina
Tend and water those gardens; their benefits are well documented!
In South Carolina,

41%

of School Districts
Are Engaging Preschool Children
in Farm to School Activities.
In South Carolina,

37%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
Learn more about these results. See the details
Congratulations to all the school districts in South Carolina conducting farm to school programs.

From buying local food to planting school gardens to teaching kids where their food comes from, South Carolina is ‘bringing the farm to school.’ Peruse the list below for more information on the great work taking place in South Carolina.

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