(Formerly USDA’s national Food Stamp Program) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
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.