Eric Harmon, Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 11280
Columbia, SC 29211
The Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) Program is a federal grant program authorized by the American Rescue Plan. The purpose of this program is to maintain and improve food and agricultural supply chain resiliency by supporting local, socially disadvantaged producers through the purchase of South Carolina produced foods. In partnership with the Catawba Indian Nation, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture was awarded $6.1 million to purchase food from local, socially disadvantaged producers to distribute to underserved populations within our communities. In addition to increasing consumption of local, healthy, and culturally unique foods, this program will help build and expand economic opportunity for the socially disadvantaged producers of South Carolina.
Learn more about the Local Food Purchase Assistance program here.