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FNS Disaster Assistance

South Carolina Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Incident: Storms

Began April 13, 2020

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • On April 30, FNS approved the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) request to issue SNAP mass replacements to replace food lost due to power outages resulting from severe thunderstorms and tornados that began on April 13, 2020. The waiver applies to three counties; and specific zip codes in eight counties. This waiver approval allows households in these affected counties and zip codes to receive replacement of 30% of the April 1-12, 2020 SNAP benefit and 20% of the March 23-31, 2020 SNAP benefit.
  • On April 21, FNS approved the South Carolina Department of Social Services’ (DSS) request to waive timely reporting of food loss as a result of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and power outages that began on April 13, 2020. The waiver allows affected households to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through May 14, 2020.

 

Incident: Hurricane Dorian

Began Sept. 4, 2019

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • On Sept. 17, 2019, FNS approved South Carolina’s request to issue mass replacements in the counties of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester, and the following impacted zip codes in Beaufort County: 29907, 29920, 29926, 29935, and 29940; Colleton County: 29435, 29438, 29446, 29452 and 29474; Dillon County: 29563; Georgetown County: 29440; Horry County: 29568; Orangeburg: 29048, 29133, and 29432; Williamsburg County: 29056; and Williamsburg/Georgetown Counties:29510.

    This waiver allows households in these affected counties and zip codes to receive replacement of 20% for households that were issued benefits between Sept. 1-5, 2019, and 30% for households that were issued benefits between Aug. 19-31, 2019. These replacement SNAP benefits allow households to replace food lost due to power outages and flooding resulting from Hurricane Dorian.
  • On Sept. 7, 2019, FNS approved South Carolina’s request to waive timely reporting of food loss to households in the counties requested. This waiver approval allows households in the affected counties to request a replacement of SNAP benefits through Oct. 7, 2019, to replace food lost due to power outages and flooding resulting from Hurricane Dorian.

 

Incident: Hurricane Florence

Began Sept. 7, 2018

Child Nutrition Programs
  • On Sept. 21, 2018, FNS approved South Carolina’s request for one disaster waiver and one flexibility to assist schools impacted by Hurricane Florence. This approval applies to schools that operate the school lunch and school breakfast programs in 10 counties subject to FEMA’s Major Disaster Declaration. Schools in the designated counties may serve and claim all school lunch and breakfast meals at the Free Reimbursement Rate, effective Sept. 17 through Oct. 31, 2018. Schools in the designated counties may serve school lunch and breakfast meals that do not meet the meal pattern requirements, effective Sept. 17 through Oct. 31, 2018.
    Berkeley
    Charleston
    Dillon
    Dorchester
    Georgetown
    Horry
    Marion
    Marlboro
    Orangeburg
    Williamsburg
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • On Sept. 19, 2018, FNS approved South Carolina’ waiver request for timely household reporting of food loss for the following counties. This waiver approval will allow households that suffered power outages due to a household misfortune to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through Oct. 15, 2018. These replacement SNAP benefits will allow households to replace food lost due to Hurricane Florence.
    Berkeley
    Beaufort
    Calhoun
    Charleston
    Chesterfield
    Clarendon
    Colleton
    Darlington
    Dillon
    Dorchester
    Florence
    Georgetown
    Hampton
    Horry
    Jasper
    Kershaw
    Lancaster
    Lee
    Lexington
    Marion
    Marlboro
    Orangeburg
    Richland
    Sumter
    Williamsburg
    York

 

South Carolina Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Website
If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your state, please contact your local state office.

05/01/2020