Community Leaders

Calvin Whitmire

Calvin brings cultural, educational, and nutritional enrichment to students through the Bridging the Gap Advocacy Afterschool Program, where kids can learn about different countries and languages, learn to play basic instruments, how to grow vegetables and live healthy lifestyles, and work on public speaking skills.

Laura Long

Anderson County’s Laura Long, community health educator at the SC DHEC, is passionate about helping low-income families find access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Jeff Murrie

A Florence teacher at Briggs Elementary is engaging students and the community in the management, cultivation, and distribution of locally-grown food.