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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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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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