Food Programs For Kids: Nourishing Communities Year-Round   

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Easy access to food programs for kids is vital to fostering healthy communities. Like SC Thrive, organizations nationwide are dedicated to providing food assistance to those in need, particularly during the summer months and beyond. Let’s discuss the significance of summer meals, free or reduced school meals, after-school meals, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

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SNAP & Farmer’s Markets: Save on Fresh Produce 

SNAP And Farmer's Markets Shop Local And Save

SNAP benefits can help you buy fresh produce at farmer’s markets. There’s nothing quite like bringing home fresh fruits and vegetables for your family to enjoy, especially during summer. If you already receive SNAP benefits or are considering applying, remember these resources before your next trip to the market! SNAP Benefit Basics The Supplemental Nutrition…

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How the New Year May Affect Your SNAP Benefits: An Emergency Allotment Update

How The New Year May Affect Your SNAP Benefits: An Emergency Allotment Update

SNAP emergency allotments helped South Carolina families afford food during the pandemic. As we continue to navigate post-pandemic life in 2023, there are some important updates to SNAP benefits that families need to know.  South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) recently announced an end to the federally-approved Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments…

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Help for Seniors: Available South Carolina Benefits

Help for Seniors: Available South Carolina Benefits

Finding help for seniors can be challenging for an individual or their loved ones. There are many resources available for seniors living in South Carolina. Learn more about helpful senior benefits you can connect to with SC Thrive. Most Americans don’t have to look very far to see the financial impacts of inflation. The impact…

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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


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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