The Impact of Ensuring Children have Access to Healthy Meals

No Kid Hungry Ensuring Children have Access to Healthy Meals

When the school year ends, millions of children who regularly rely on free or reduced-cost meals are at risk of going hungry. Summer meal programs get help from organizations like ours to help spread the word about free, nutritious meals to families who need them. This year, SC Thrive was thrilled to team up with…

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Free & Reduced Meals: What’s Changed This Year

Free & Reduced Meals: What's Changed This Year

Some important changes are coming this school year when applying for free and reduced meals for students. The federal waiver that made school lunches free to all children expired at the end of June. That makes this the first school year since the pandemic that parents need to fill out an application for free and…

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Help Hungry Kids Get the Food They Need This Summer

No Kid Hungry Help Kids Get the Food They Need This Summer

Hunger affects all people. Millions of Americans are one job loss, missed paycheck, or expensive emergency away from hunger. But hunger doesn’t affect everyone equally – some groups like children, seniors, and minorities face hunger at much higher rates. No one can thrive on an empty stomach. Studies have shown that hungry kids are at…

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Finding Help You Need: How Thrive Hub Redefines Social Care in South Carolina

Finding Help You Need Thrive Hub Redefines Social Care In South Carolina

Working in the social care sector presents unique challenges for organizations across South Carolina. We are tasked with addressing social determinants of health that affect an incredibly diverse population. We often meet people during their most stressful moments. Since the start of the pandemic, people-serving organizations have leveraged technology to adapt and evolve to serve…

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SNAP Emergency Allotments Continue Helping Families Through the Pandemic

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SNAP Emergency allotments continue helping eligible households in South Carolina maximize their SNAP benefits throughout the pandemic. Here are answers to some questions you may have about this special federal program. What are the SNAP Emergency Allotments? SNAP Emergency Allotments are designed to bring SNAP households up to their maximum payment allowed based on their…

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P-EBT: Feeding Children Who are Learning Virtually

P-EBT: Feeding Children Who are Learning Virtually. Image features two children who are eating breakfast at home.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is back again in South Carolina! This benefit may be able to help your family pay for higher grocery bills due to COVID-19. What is P-EBT? Pandemic EBT is a federal program that helps feed children who may not be attending school in-person due to COVID-19. The SC Department of Education (SC…

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month 2019

Find fresh fruits and vegetables all across South Carolina! Did you know you have access to produce grown in your backyard, even if you aren’t tending a garden? You do!  South Carolina is full of farmers growing corn, watermelon, strawberries, peaches and tomatoes. Summer is the tastiest season of all! To find a local market close…

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#PhysicalMentalFinancial

SC Thrive has joined the global #GivingTuesdayand the state-wide #GivingSC campaigns which harness the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to celebrate generosity internationally and locally. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following the popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, #GivingTuesday is on November 28th. SC Thrive joined #GivingTuesday…

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Fresh Food for Seniors

It’s time for senior discounts at Farmers’ Markets across SC! The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) allows low income senior citizens, age 60 and older, to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs. SFMNP serves approximately 25,000 senior citizens in South Carolina. The program runs from May through mid- October. Participants are awarded $25 in…

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