Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP is a nationwide effort by the USDA focused on nutrition and putting healthy food and nutritional education within reach of low income households. SNAP helps to put healthy food on the table for 28 million people each month. In South Carolina alone, over 100,000 households depend on SNAP every month to get the food they need.
Clemson Community Care has again been awarded a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach grant through the S.C. Department of Social Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The SNAP program helps eligible recipients stretch their food budgets and purchase healthier food. Benefits are transferred electronically each month onto a SNAP debit card used by recipients. Certain items, such as toiletries, baby products, paper products and cleaning supplies, are not eligible for purchase with a SNAP card. During the grant year, which runs from October 1 to September 30, 54% of households receiving aid at CCC reported an average benefit of $214 per month.
CCC assists clients with completing, submitting and following up on the application and required documentation, which allows clients to receive benefits in a timely manner and avoid the transportation costs of a visit to a DSS office. CCC also assists with recertification.
How to Apply:
You can apply online, pick up an application at CCC, or download and print your own application here. If needed, CCC can assist with faxing your completed application and verification documents.
Emergency SNAP supplements are only for households who meet all income and other eligibility requirements. SNAP households who already receive the maximum benefit amount will not receive an emergency supplement. SNAP renewals must be completed on time. If you do not renew, you will have to reapply to continue to receive SNAP benefits. If you need a renewal form mailed to you, please call 1-800-616-1309. You can report changes, submit verification and submit renewal forms by mail, by fax (803-734-2012), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by submitting information in the secure, outside drop box at any county office. You can report a change of address, income, or number in household by completing the form found on the DSS website.
Resources from Other Agencies
- Clemson Free Clinic provides health services to residents of Clemson, Pendleton and Central who qualify for the health service. The clinic is available on Wednesdays from 5-8pm and is located at 1200 Tiger Boulevard (next to the current Clemson City Hall). Call 864-654-8277 to make an appointment or for more information.
- SC Works WorkLink Employment Center is a comprehensive center to assist those seeking employment. The center is located at 1376 Tiger Blvd (in the East Park Shopping Center). Their hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm. Visit scworks.org or call 864-643-0071 for more information.
- South Carolina 2-1-1: Most people know that 9-1-1 is the phone number to call for police, fire or medical emergencies, but do you know about 2-1-1? 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. This free, confidential, information and referral service for health and human services is sponsored by the United Way of Pickens County. It's available 24/7 with multi-lingual capabilities. It can also be accessed online at sc211.org.