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COVID-19 has affected all of us and if you have diabetes it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself to keep your immune system healthy and strong. These 10 tips can help you take the best care of yourself during the pandemic:Check your Sugar! Those who do not take insulin should …

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Columbia, South Carolina - The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is pleased to announce the distribution of $100k in grants directly to frontline healthcare staff in the state’s hospitals and health systems impacted by COVID-19.

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The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) presented the cash prizes to winners of the Eat Local contest on Tuesday, September 8, at the City Administration Building in Darlington. Pictured from left are Wally Boatwright, Faye Dixon, and Jean Tyner.

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On Benefits.gov, we aim to increase citizen access to government benefit information. Throughout the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we’ve received requests for more information on Economic Impact Payments and how they may help during this difficult time. In this article, you will learn abo…

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We want you to join us for our virtual Good Neighbor Gala but if you don't remember your Facebook login information it may make it hard for you to attend.   Follow these simple steps below so you can enjoy the Gala: Click on your Facebook App  Click on the Search Button Type in Lighthouse Mi…

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You may be home quarantining or working from home; however, that does not necessarily mean you desire to cook three meals a day with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. August is National Sandwich Month, and sandwiches can be a delicious, nutrient-rich, and quick meal to help save time in the kitchen.

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Kids will explore new foods and adopt healthier eating habits with this week’s 4‑H at Home activities on food and nutrition! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico an…

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Summertime is hot. And exercising in hot weather makes us sweat. But why? And how do we replenish what we lose in sweat to stay hydrated?Our bodies work best when kept at a temperature of about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. When we get hotter than that, our brains signal the body to cool itself o…

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Columbia, S.C.—The American Red Cross of South Carolina is pleased to announce a new Regional Chief Executive Officer after the departure of longtime CEO, Louise Welch Williams. Rod Tolbert, who has been with the organization for over 20 years, will assume the roll effective July 27th, 2020. 

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HCS offers NO COST BREAKFAST and LUNCH to children 18 years old and younger and special needs children up to age 21 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pick up on Tuesdays, will consist of 2 breakfast meals and 2 lunch meals. Pick up on Thursdays, will consist of 3 breakfast…

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Isaias.The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports that tropical storm conditions are expected, with hurricane …

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Benefits.gov is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information to help citizens access resources from our Partner agencies throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has created more flexibility within their program…

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In mid-March, Senior Citizens Association along with many partners and volunteers took an active and assertive role in combating food insecurity and reducing senior hunger among the elderly population during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout Florence County.

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Two Summer Food pick-up locations to close: Beginning on Monday, July 20, two Summer Food pick-up locations will close (Myrtle Beach Elementary School and Waccamaw Elementary School) and merge with two existing sites. These closures are due to attendance numbers. 

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As the country has been wrestling with “reopening” the economy over the past month, attention at the local, regional, and national level has grown regarding childcare’s critical and foundational role in the economy. A recent ICS survey of South Carolina childcare providers, performed in Apri…

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WASHINGTON —The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is partnering with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger to improve and ensure Veterans have reliable access to food.

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When the coronavirus first came to my consciousness, I went shopping. We made a plan: Don’t dip into our pantry until we need to.

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Visit the City Center Farmers Market at their new location at 200 Sanborn St. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. for your fresh and local grocery items. The Market has added new procedures to keep shoppers and vendors safe and is also highly encouraging pre-orders. 

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MUSC Health is currently designing a new hospital in the Williamsburg/Lake City region with a targeted opening date of January 2023. The facility is being built to replace two existing hospitals located in Williamsburg and Lake City respectively and will become part of the Florence Division …

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Can’t resist those mid-morning or late-night munchies? Then satisfy your hunger with a snack that contains 100 calories or less.Close to 100 calories: 3 three reduced-fat woven wheat crackers, topped with cherry tomatoes, and 3 small slices of avocado.Adair Hoover, ©2020 HGIC, Clemson Univer…

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Myrtle Beach, S.C., June 12, 2020 – Disaster-trained volunteers with the American Red Cross are helping approximately 20 people after an apartment fire along Greens Boulevard in Myrtle Beach Friday morning. At least 8 units were damaged.

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Visit the City Center Farmers Market at their new location at 200 Sanborn St. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. for your fresh and local grocery items. The Market has added new procedures to keep shoppers and vendors safe and is also highly encouraging pre-orders. …

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Distribution of meal boxes will be June 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm. Please help get the word out. Designated SCA staff is on stand by to help the seniors through the application process. Application is over the phone and pick up is a drive thru fashion as before. Two Locations are Leatherman Seni…

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SC Humanities operates as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation granting funds received from federal (National Endowment of the Humanities), corporate, state, and private sources. The Board of Directors consists of twenty-two volunteer academic and public members. New members will begin three…

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Florence, S. C. (May 22, 2020) – During the month of April, Harvest Hope distributed over 130,000 meals through 24 mobile food pantries across the Pee Dee. Mobile food pantries are designed to bring critical, nutritious food to rural communities with high food insecurity numbers.

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By now, many of us have heard several times that washing hands with soap and water is an effective way to get rid of germs, including those that cause foodborne illness. We are advised to wash our hands often, especially before and after handling food. This advice is easy to follow when we h…

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Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent foodborne …

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Myrtle Beach, S.C., May 17, 2020 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Libra Drive, was damaged by a fire this morning.  The Myrtle Beach Fire Department responded to the blaze.  The Red Cross is helping three clients by providing fina…

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Donations can be sent or taken to 3615 Hickson Road, Wallace, SC 29596. Gift cards, cash and checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 1351, Florence, SC 29501. Please indicate New Beginnings Transitional Shelter in the memo!