About Us

About Us

The Spartanburg Food System Coalition was founded in 2015. In August of 2018 we held our first public meeting and shortly thereafter we received a USDA Local Food Promotion Program grant to develop a Greenville/Spartanburg Food System Assessment and Plan. In 2019, we formalized under Partners for Active Living and really gained momentum.

We focus on change through policy, systems, and the environment. Sometimes these changes are tested on a small scale through pilot programs.

Our Members
  • Jason Bagwell, Spartanburg Community College School of Horticulture

  • Michael Brown, Roots of Life

  • Jennifer Calabria, Pacolet Milliken

  • Paul and Jennifer Callahan, Owners, Harp & Shamrock Croft, LLC

  • Emily Embry, Spartanburg County Public Libraries

  • Nora Farrell - Director, Community Impact, American Heart Association - Upstate, SC

  • Virginia Foster, Northside Resident

  • Caitlyn Gendusa, Upstate Forever

  • Jamie Gibson, Hub City Farmers Market

  • Ashley Hutchings, Taylor Boys' Produce, Inc.

  • Hannah Jarrett, United Way Piedmont

  • Jay Moore, Spartanburg Community College School of Horticulture

  • Wilma Moore, Highland Community Outreach Advocate United Way at the Bethlehem Center

  • Laura Barbas Rhoden, Alianza Spartanburg & Wofford College

  • Leslie Rodgers, Atlas Organics

  • Tonja Smith, Ruth's Gleanings, FoodShare Spartanburg

  • Lisa Stansell, Spartanburg School District 6, Agricultural Education

  • Kerri Stewart, RD, Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

  • Natalia Valenzuela Swanson, Mary Black Foundation & Alianza Spartanburg

  • Dr. Amy Telligman, Wofford College

  • Jordan Wolfe, Hub City Farmers Market

Our Staff

Alissa Duncan, Coordinator