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Hungry in the US. Hungry in South Carolina.

September 13, 2016

More than 42.2 million Americans lived in households that were struggling against hunger in 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service. The 2015 numbers represent a significant decrease from 2014, with the rate declining from 15.4 to 13.4 percent. “These numbers of people struggling in food-insecure households…

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Understanding SNAP Eligibility Changes for ABAWDs

May 20, 2016

The decision by South Carolina to not renew a statewide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly food stamps) time limit waiver, will affect the eligibility of thousands of Able-bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs). This webinar is intended to discuss the time limits, possible exemptions and what service providers can do to help affected members…

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What South Carolinians Think About Ryan’s Poverty Forum

January 8, 2016

This post originally appeared at TalkPoverty.  This Saturday, conservative leaders will gather in South Carolina for the “Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity” co-hosted by Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Tim Scott. With an overall poverty rate of 18 percent in 2014, South Carolina ranks among the ten poorest states in the country and has one of…

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It’s time to make ending hunger and poverty a priority

January 7, 2016

COLUMBIA, SC Their stories are always on my mind. As a lifelong anti-poverty and anti-hunger advocate, it’s hard for me to forget about the children who wake up hungry and, as a result, struggle to learn. Or the parents who work two or even three jobs to try to make ends meet. Or the seniors…

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Over 18% of South Carolina Residents Live in Poverty and 14% are Hungry

September 11, 2015

South Carolina had 14.1% percent of people living in households that were considered to be food insecure in 2011-2013, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) annual report released today. Close to 1 in 5 households lived in poverty during that same time.  Each year, the Census Bureau measures food insecurity through a series of…

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Children at Risk in South Carolina

August 7, 2015

The KIDS COUNT Data Book, a major initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, was first published in 1990 and provides each state with a ranking, percentage, and itemized summary based on four criteria to assess overall child well-being and shows us a picture of children at risk based on these criteria:  education; health; economic…

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What is Community Eligibility? It's about feeding hungry kids.

May 26, 2015

Every once in a while a program is available that makes us very excited here at SC Appleseed because it gets to one of the core issues, like hunger, that we are attempting to address – the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is one of those programs.  Schools in high‐poverty neighborhoods are able to offer both…

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South Carolina | #YourVoteCounts

October 29, 2014

 With the 2014 South Carolina election less than two weeks away, we bring you… #YourVoteCounts At SC Appleseed, we know that voting is a way of connecting to and caring about our neighborhoods, our government, and the direction of public policy in South Carolina.  On Tuesday, November 4th, every vote counts. Every vote is a way to…

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Making SC a place of opportunity and justice for all.

August 11, 2014

Help make SC a place for opportunity and justice for ALL…one VOICE at a time. It’s simple. 1,000 voices each giving $35 in honor of our 35th year MATCHED dollar-for-dollar will raise critical support to help make South Carolina a place of opportunity & justice for all. HTTP://RALLY.ORG/1000VOICES Here in South Carolina, where society historically has been divided along lines of race and socio-economic…

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Our Voice Speaks For…

August 1, 2014

This year, SC Appleseed is celebrating 35 years as a voice for those in need in South Carolina. During the past 35 years, we have served, helped, advocated, fought for and spoken up for 1,000’s of low-income families, children, seniors, consumers, workers and Veterans.   What follows is a list of 35 real-life instances in which…

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