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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