“The CBF grant went directly to the cost of maintenance and insurance of this truck, according to the Rev. Cheryl Adamson, executive director of Palmetto Works Community Development Corporation and pastor of Conway Missionary Baptist Church in Conway, South Carolina.
“Because the Pee Dee is a rural area of South Carolina, having a physical location for Palmetto Works has been beneficial, but could be better with the mobile produce stand option,” Adamson explained. “This expansion would be supported by the foundation that Palmetto Works has in the physical location so that both will be more successful.”
Although Palmetto Works cannot be replicated exactly as it was created and implemented based on the context of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, Adamson maintains the method she used to establish the nonprofit could be taught and shared throughout the CBF community.
Palmetto Works collaborates with 16 partners who are 100 percent local. According to their estimates, they have positively affected at least 24,000 people in the Pee Dee area. They recently entered into a covenant relationship with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina as a mission partner, the founding organization of Metanoia of North Charleston, South Carolina.”