Fairfield Forward Receives $30K Grant

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Forward was granted a $30,000 General Operating Support Grant by the Central Carolina Community Foundation on Aug. 2. Ten thousand dollars of the grant will be distributed each year over a three year period. With this funding, Fairfield Forward can sustain and extend their various endeavors to include: FoodShare-Fairfield, community gardens, and […]

Fairfield Forward developing five-year strategic plan

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Forward has begun a three-month process to develop a strategic plan to set the direction for the consortium for 2023-2027 and attract new funding. The process will include stakeholder interviews, benchmarking, and a two-day retreat in October. Fairfield Forward has engaged the consulting firm of Kulik Strategic Advisers (KSA) to assist in […]

New walking tour guide includes town’s history

WINNSBORO – “Just since the beginning of summer, we have given out almost 5,000 brochures, Fairfield County Museum Director Pelham Lyles said of the newly printed Winnsboro, South Carolina Historic Walking Tour Guide & Map. First created by Lyles in the 1970’s, the walking tour brochure has since undergone many updates and re-printings. The information […]

Fairfield Forward brings FoodShare hub to the county

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Forward has now affiliated with FoodShare SC to create a food hub that will provide boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables every week at deeply discounted prices. The boxes can be purchased by anyone – inside or outside of the county. The boxes are filled with 9 to 11 varieties of fresh […]

Fairfield Forward connects the county to make it better

WINNSBORO – Community organizations in Fairfield County have long recognized an important truth: If they worked together, they could accomplish more. This idea has underpinned the formation of several community coalitions over the years, which continue today in the form of Fairfield Forward, a local nonprofit that links community organizations together with nonprofit partners and […]

O Baby!

WINNSBORO – Cheryl Brown, Clinical Nurse at the John Martin Primary Health Care Center helped distribute baby baskets and cleaning supplies to citizens at a baby drive held Aug. 20, at the Health Care Center.  Diapers, clothes, baby products, feminine care products and cleaning supplies were distributed to 72 families during the drive-thru event.  The […]

Fresh Food for Fairfield

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Council Chairman Neil Robinson, Councilman Clarence Gilbert and Clerk to Council Patti Davis help to distribute food boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables to Fairfield residents during the county’s sixth free food distribution last week at Fairfield Middle School.

6th food distribution set for Aug. 13

WINNSBORO – The sixth Fairfield County distribution of free boxes of fresh produce is scheduled for distribution at five separate locations at the same time – Thursday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. Boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables will be limited to two boxes per car, one box per household. The five food distribution points […]

Sharing Food

Distribution volunteers Rep. Annie McDaniel and Fairfield County Recreation Department employee Larry Perry load boxes of fruits and vegetables into 200 vehicles at the Fairfield County Commerce Center during the County’s fifth food distribution event. Sponsored by Fairfield County Council and Fairfield Forward, the event distributed a total of 800 boxes at the Commerce Center, […]

Alston trailhead improvements to promote western Fairfield

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – A hike Tuesday on the part of the Palmetto Trail that runs through western Fairfield County and ends at the Alston trailhead, brought together several partners in an effort to enhance the trail and to encourage people to come out and enjoy the outdoors with their families. The hiking event from Peak […]

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