On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service approved South Carolina's request to issue mass replacements so that affected Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
households can replace food lost as a result of Hurricane Florence. Replacements have been approved in Dillon, Marion, and Marlboro counties and affected ZIP codes in Chesterfield, Darlington, Florence and Horry counties.
SNAP households that were issued benefits will have the designated percentage of benefits automatically replaced according to this schedule:
- 60% for households that were issued benefits September 10-17
- 45% for households that were issued benefits September 2-9
- 30% for households that were issued benefits August 25-September 1
- 15% for households that were issued benefits August 18-24
In North Carolina, Disaster SNAP (DSNAP) has been approved for Greene County, bringing the total DSNAP-approved counties in the state to 28. The county intends to accept applications through October 11.