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Health and Sustainability


For more information on these and other projects, please contact Dr. Robert Kahle at or Dr. Kendra Stewart at

Farm-To-School Initiative

With over $1 million in funding from the Boeing Corporation, the Riley Center has partnered with over 50 local entities to provide fresh produce to children in public schools across the state.  This initiative is carried out through the installation of gardens in schools, the development of classroom curriculum, the training of teacher and school staff, parent education, farmer certification and the creation of portable commercial kitchens for local farmers.  For more information, please click on the Farm-To-School Initiative link in the menu.

South Carolina Community Loan Fund Healthy Food Financing Initiative

The Riley Center has worked with this statewide nonprofit in addressing food insecurity in the state.  The Center is currently evaluating all of their efforts through a grant provided by the Kresge Foundation.

Lowcountry Local First Farm Fresh Market Program Analysis

The Center conducted an evaluation of a pilot project for a Charleston nonprofit to determine the effectiveness of an online system connecting local farmers to local chefs.

Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative

The Center has been involved in the development and implementation of the Tobacco Free initiative at the College and multiple grant applications to expand the effort.