Food insecurity was experiential for Alfred Johnson long before he became the pastor of a church plant in Greenville. Rev. Alfred Johnson is the Pastor
centering community perspectives & solutions
We know that those who are closest to the problem are best equipped to develop solutions, so we create space where their voices can be heard. We connect, convene, support and facilitate in response to what our community sees as priorities in making healthy living accessible and sustainable.
Advocating For Health
Equitable access for every zip code in Greenville County
We advocate for structural changes that ensure long-term equitable access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities. Our work aims to build trusting and inclusive spaces where communities not only have access to health-promoting resources, but feel comfortable utilizing them. We envision a Greenville County where every zip code has comprehensive community infrastructure and support systems that allow individuals to move towards permanent food security, health and wellbeing.
building long-lasting relationships across greenville County
We facilitate the collaboration of multiple sectors, partners and organizations to share expertise, perspectives and resources that promote healthy eating and active living. Convening cross-sector coalitions and workgroups, we build long-lasting relationships that work together to address health disparities and bridge access to community resources.
Greenville County Food Equity Action Board (FEAB), made up of 14 residents from neighborhoods across Greenville County, met for nine two-hour sessions between November 2021 and March 2022 to connect, learn, and develop these policy recommendations.
We champion Health
Healthy Mind & Body
In one year, 1,400 children were trained on mindfulness practices related to healthy eating and physical activity.
Access to Healthy Meals
10,250 weekend food backpacks were delivered to students in 2021.
The BUILD Trust, BUILD Health team educates our community on language access practices.
Taking Action for Food Equity
The Food Equity Action Board prioritizes the voices and leadership of those most impacted by food insecurity.