Food Assistance

Can I get SNAP benefits (food stamps)?

What are SNAP benefits?

 SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamp benefits, provide low-income households with nutrition assistance by increasing the households food purchasing power.

How do I apply?

You may apply for SNAP benefits online, in person, or by mail or fax. To apply online visit www.SCMAPP.sc.gov .

To apply in person or by mail/fax, please contact your county office.

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Can I Get Snap Benefits?

You must file an application to determine if you can receive SNAP benefits. If you meet any one of the following conditions, you are NOT eligible to receive SNAP benefits: ineligible aliens, ineligible students, individuals disqualified for noncompliance with work requirements, individuals disqualified due to an intentional program violation, and individuals who were convicted of a drug related felony after August 22, 1996. For a full listing of ineligible or disqualified individuals, or if you have a question regarding your SNAP eligibility or participation please contact your local county office.

How do I know if I qualify for emergency SNAP benefits?

You may qualify for expedited SNAP benefits (commonly referred to as emergency SNAP benefits) if your household’s gross monthly income is less than $150 and any cash you have on hand or in the bank is less than $100; OR your household’s monthly gross income plus any cash that you have on hand or in the bank is less than your rent/mortgage and utilities; ORyour SNAP household contains a migrant or seasonal farm worker who is considered destitute and the household’s liquid resources (money in the bank, cash on hand) do not exceed $100.

How do I locate my local DSS office?

TANF/SNAP, Client Services
(Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (800) 616-1309

Click on the Map to Locate your Local DSS

How do I get service?

Just come to one of our two EFP’s during operating hours. You do not need an appointment. We serve on a first come first serve basis.

What documentation should I bring to Harvest Hope’s Food Pantry if I am in need of food?

In order to receive assistance through our program you must show:

  1. A photo ID for yourself

  2. Social security cards for you and every member of your household

If you are not able to meet these requirements please call the location nearest you and someone from our food pantry will be happy to speak with you.

When is Harvest Hope’s Emergency Food Pantry open?

Our Emergency Food Pantry in Richland, Lexington and Greenville counties are open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.  We are also open the LAST Thursday of the month at our Ricland Emergency Food Pantry from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.  We will be CLOSED the LAST buisness day of the month.

FIND ASSISTANCE

Harvest Hope services 20 South Carolina counties through multiple partnering agents.

Click on the Map to Locate your Local Harvest Hope Food Bank

Need Food? We can connect you with the partner feeding agencies in your area if you find yourself in need of assistance.

To find the nearest pantry:

  • Call the Lowcountry Food Bank at 843-747-8146 x100

  • Use Trident United Way’s 211 hotline--just dial 211

The Lowcountry Food Bank is built to distribute food to a network of feeding partners that includes food pantries, soup kitchens, ans non-profit organizations.

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