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South Carolina Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Last Published: 10/11/2018

Incident: Hurricane Florence

When: Began September 7, 2018, and continuing

FNS Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • On October 11, 2018, FNS approved South Carolina’s request to issue mass replacements for residents in certain zip codes in Horry County (29545, 29566, 29582) and Georgetown/Williamsburg/Florence counties (29554).  This waiver allows the South Carolina Department of Social Services to automatically replace:
    • 60% for households that were issued benefits September 10-17;
    • 45% for households that were issued benefits September 2-9;
    • 30% for households that were issued benefits August 25-September 1;
    • and 15% for households that were issued benefits August 18-24. 
  • On October 2, 2018, FNS approved South Carolina's request to issue mass replacements so that affected SNAP households in the following approved counties and zip codes are able to replace food lost as a result of Hurricane Florence: Dillon, Marion, and Marlboro counties and affected zip codes in Chesterfield County (29101, 29520, and 29584); Darlington County (29593 and 29532); Florence/Darlington Counties (29161); Florence County (29583); and Horry County (29511, 29544, 29581, 29526, 29568, and 29569).  SNAP households who were issued benefits according to the below schedule will have the designated percentage of benefits automatically replaced:
    •      60% for households that were issued benefits September 10-17;
    •      45% for households that were issued benefits September 2-9;
    •      30% for households that were issued benefits August 25-September 1; and
    •      15% for households that were issued benefits August 18-24.
  • On October 2, 2018, FNS approved mass replacements so that affected SNAP households in the following approved counties and zip codes are able to replace food lost as a result of Hurricane Florence:  Dillon, Marion, and Marlboro counties and affected zip codes in Chesterfield County (29101, 29520, and 29584); Darlington County (29593 and 29532); Florence/Darlington Counties (29161); Florence County (29583); and Horry County (29511, 29544, 29581, 29526, 29568, and 29569).  SNAP recipients will automatically receive the below percentage of benefits according to their issuance date as follows:
    •      60% for households that were issued benefits September 10-17;
    •      45% for households that were issued benefits September 2-9;
    •      30% for households that were issued benefits August 25-September 1; and
    •      15% for households that were issued benefits August 18-24.
  • On September 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 October 15, 2018. These replacement SNAP benefits will allow households to replace food lost due to Hurricane Florence.
  • On October 6, 2018, FNS approved South Carolina's request to extend the timely reporting of food loss waiver for SNAP households in Horry and Georgetown counties through October 31, 2018.
     
    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
Child Nutrition Programs
  • On September 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 September 17 through October 31, 2018.  Schools in the designated counties may serve school lunch and breakfast meals that do not meet the meal pattern requirements, effective September 17 through October 31, 2018.

    Berkeley
    Charleston
    Dillon
    Dorchester
    Georgetown
    Horry
    Marion
    Marlboro
    Orangeburg
    Williamsburg

South Carolina Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Website:

https://dss.sc.gov/assistance-programs/snap/ 

If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your State, please contact your local State office.
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