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South Carolina Pursues a Healthy Bucks Program for SNAP

July 15, 2013

SC Appleseed believes that ending hunger, along with ensuring access to healthy foods, should be the focus of our health officials. However, in recent months, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in South Carolina has come to the forefront as part of a larger discussion on the high obesity rate in the state. A discussion that,…

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Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation | Feeding South Carolina’s Children This Summer

June 10, 2013

Making sure South Carolina’s children have enough to eat all year round is one of the biggest responsibilities we have as a community. Many people may be surprised to learn 57 percent of South Carolina’s children are eligible for the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program.  However, each summer, these same families struggle to provide their children…

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Medicaid Expansion in SC – We Continue to Fight

May 23, 2013

This week, Families USA and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Policies released a study revealing something we have known for quite some time – expanding the Medicaid program as called for in the Affordable Care Act has solid public support. In fact, in polling a broad mix of residents in the five southern states of AL, GA, LA, MS, and SC, they received…

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Our Take: SNAP Participants – strategic, conscientious and realistic

April 24, 2013

South Carolina’s leaders want permission to limit the types of food that low-income families and individuals can buy with food stamps, an effort they say is aimed at improving health, reducing obesity and lowering health care costs in the state. As part of this effort, Governor Nikki Haley and Catherine Templeton, director of the S.C.…

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Summary

April 20, 2013

On April 16, 2013, a group of eight senators, led by South Carolina’s Senator Lindsey Graham, who have been working together to reform our immigration system, introduced their legislation. The bill, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is 844 pages. The Senate bill proposes sweeping changes to nearly all aspects…

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Still…No Place to Call Home

April 10, 2013

Thousands of poor South Carolinians with disabilities continue to live in grossly inadequate conditions in community residential care facilities (CRCFs) across the state. On April 9, 2013 Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) released Still…No Place to Call Home, an update of its 2009 report, No Place to Call Home.  The new report documents…

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