Starting in February, emergency allotments WILL BE ENDING that provided South Carolinian families the maximum amount of monthly SNAP benefits. Households will only be receiving their pre-Covid monthly allotments moving forward.
This will have a huge impact on many households. Prepare now by finding out what your allotment will be here: https://benefitsportal.dss.sc.gov/#/eai/eaiinquiry
What could your benefits look like with the end of the SNAP Emergency Allotments? Here is an example:
– A two-person SNAP household’s regular SNAP allotment is $250 a month.
– With the emergency allotments, the household was eligible to receive the maximum amount of benefits for a two-person household (an additional $266 for a total of $516).
– With the end of the emergency allotments, as of February 1, 2023, the household will only be receiving previous amount of $250 a month.
This may potentially be a significant change for many households. This is a good time to find the food pantries nearest you and start plan accordingly moving forward.
When is the next FREE food distribution? View our food distribution calendar:
Find pantries near you using our Lowcountry Food Bank pantry locator:
About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed. Advocate. Empower.
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 40 million pounds of food in 2021. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to more than 250 partner agencies including on-site meal programs, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information, visit the Lowcountry Food Bank website.