Food Recovery Network
The Food Recovery Network is an on-campus club that coordinates food donations from campus to local charities like Oliver Gospel Mission, Transitions Homeless Center and Ronald McDonald House. Together we’ve donated over 20,000 lbs. of food to local residents.
Available throughout the year, the difference in Vertical Roots’ South Carolina grown and harvested hydroponic lettuce is in their dedication to transparency and quality. Each head of lettuce can be traced back to the seed.
Certified SC Grown
Certified SC Grown is run by the SC Department of Agriculture to identify and promote local South Carolina products.
Farm to Institution
SC Farm to School connects South Carolina growers with schools to provide educational opportunities and local fruits and vegetables. Farm to Institution connects local farmers with distributors, schools and workplaces to provide fresh, quality ingredients and educational opportunities.
GrowFood Carolina is a non-profit operated by the Coastal Conservation League in Charleston. They have relationships with South Carolina growers to develop small-scale local farms by assisting them with marketing, crop planning and distribution efforts. Find the Fork!
SMART Recycling is our campus composting partner. They help us divert 23 tons of organic waste away from landfills each month.
Senn Bros. Produce
Senn Brothers Produce is located in West Columbia, S.C., and provides most of our fruits and vegetables on campus.
Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., UpDog Kombucha produces small batches of high-quality, naturally-flavored kombucha.
Carolina Food Co. is committed to building meaningful partnerships in Gamecock territory. We’ve joined with local farms, small businesses and non-profit organizations to source high-quality ingredients, serve those in need and help cultivate a healthy food system in the Midlands.