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Food Assistance

  • The South Carolina Department of Social Services administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in South Carolina. SNAP benefits, formerly known as Food Stamp benefits, provide low-income households with nutrition assistance by increasing a household’s food purchasing power. Learn more here.
  • Apply for SNAP online at
  • ALERT!  Emergency Allotments (Supplements) for Existing SNAP Households - Effective August 1, 2021, SCDSS announced the continuation of the federally-approved Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments (supplements) to all South Carolina SNAP households. Since March 2020, the assignment of emergency SNAP allotments (supplements) has brought all authorized households up to the maximum benefit allotment, based on household size, regardless of income. All program rules, including verification of income, are not waived due to this emergency supplement process. As DSS receives monthly, federal approval, eligible SNAP recipients will receive their monthly benefit on their normal schedule at the regular allotment amount. The emergency supplement will be issued separately and may show up on a SNAP household’s EBT card within 48 hours after their regular allotment amount.
  • Find local food assistance resources, volunteer or support:



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