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SC Appleseed advocates at the local, state and national levels for improved access to nutritional food for low-income South Carolinians. This includes ensuring that the federal government provides necessary food commodities and helping all eligible households enroll for food stamps, now known as the Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program. SC Appleseed has a long history of working with the state’s food banks and seeing to it that federal assistance reaches the needy throughout South Carolina. This work includes training local advocates in the food provider community, so that they, the people on the ground, can improve food stamp enrollment and the distribution of other food services to their clients.

SC Appleseed also works to facilitate better coordination between state agencies on hunger issues, promoting information-sharing and developing one-stop “shopping” for clients in need, so that they can devote less time to negotiating bureaucratic red tape and more time to finding sustainable means to support their households.

Our expertise has been recognized at a state and national level. We have provided testimony in the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee and numerous committees at the SC legislature.  We recommend common-sense policy changes, based on extensive experience, to improve food security for everyone.

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