The new name reflects the USDA’s focus on nutrition and putting healthy food within reach for low income households. Nutrition education is available to help clients learn to make healthy choices.
SNAP helps to put healthy food on the table for 28 million people each month. In South Carolina alone, over 100,000 households depend on SNAP every month to get the food they need.
Clemson Community Care has again been awarded a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach grant through the S.C. Department of Social Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The SNAP program helps eligible recipients stretch their food budgets and purchase healthier food. Benefits are transferred electronically each month onto a SNAP debit card used by recipients. Certain items, such as toiletries, baby products, paper products and cleaning supplies, are not eligible for purchase with a SNAP card. During the grant year, which runs from October 1 to September 30, 54% of households receiving aid at CCC reported an average benefit of $214 per month.
CCC assists clients with completing, submitting and following up on the application and required documentation, which allows clients to receive benefits in a timely manner and avoid the transportation costs of a visit to a DSS office. CCC also assists with recertification.
Latest info on the SNAP program for CCC clients:
SNAP Information for Clients: You can apply online at CCC or pick up an application. You can download an English or Spanish application by clicking the links at the bottom of the page. To see if you are eligible and to apply online for SNAP benefits, you can click here (https://dss.sc.gov/assistance-programs/snap/how-do-i-apply/). We can fax your completed application and verification documents to SCDSS from the CCC office.
Emergency SNAP supplements are only for households who meet all income and other eligibility requirements for the regular SNAP program or for those households already receiving SNAP benefits. SNAP households who already receive the maximum benefit amount will not receive an emergency supplement.
SNAP renewals must be completed on time and before the extension due to COVID 19. If you do not renew, you will have to reapply to continue to receive SNAP benefits. If you need a renewal form mailed to you, please call 1-800-616-1309.
You can report changes, submit verification and submit renewal forms by mail, by fax to 803-734-2012, by email to SNAPTANFInbox@dss.sc.gov or by submitting information in the secure, outside drop box at any county office. You can report a change (i.e. address, income, or number in household) by completing the form found on the DSS.SC.GOV website.