Closing the SNAP Gap: Working Together to End Hunger & Strengthen SNAP in SC

During 2021, the projected rate of food insecurity in South Carolina is 11% for households overall, and an even worse 14% for households with children. SNAP has been essential for many during the pandemic, with over 400,000 SNAP applications submitted since last March – 149,000 more than typically received prior to COVID-19. The volume still remains 40-50% above pre-COVID averages.

We found four key findings through our conversations with SNAP customers and stakeholders, including the need to increase the SNAP gross income limit to serve more working families and expanding options for SNAP customers throughout the state.