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100 SC school leaders participated to learn about combating child hunger | But there's more to do!

June 18, 2014

Last week, school leaders from around the state participated in our webinar on Community Eligibility as a tool for combating child hunger in schools.  We were thrilled to be able to bring them this important information…but the work is not done!  More than 550 high-poverty schools in South Carolina are eligible to use this powerful new tool to combat hunger…

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SC DSS Kicks Off Healthy Bucks Farmers Market Pilot Program

June 4, 2014

SC Appleseed believes that ending hunger, along with ensuring access to healthy foods, should be the focus of our health officials. The SNAP program is the country’s best  defense against hunger which means preserving the program along with increasing its buying power is the right solution for South Carolina. This is why we were pleased to…

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For 500+ high-poverty schools in SC, a new tool to combat hunger

June 3, 2014

Community Eligibility can combat child hunger by increasing school meal participation…but schools must ACT QUICKLY! More than 500 high-poverty schools in South Carolina are eligible to use a powerful new tool known as community eligibility. This tool increases the number of children eating school meals and reduces paperwork by providing school meals to all students free of…

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Cutting food stamps is callous, cruel

September 27, 2013

By Sue Berkowitz Special Guest Op-Ed for Statehouse Report SEPT. 27, 2013 — S.C. Appleseed issued information last week provided by Food Research Action Center detailing how one in four children and one in five adults in South Carolina are struggling with hunger.  Last week’s vote by the U.S. House to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by $40 billion…

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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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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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