South Carolina Disaster Nutrition Assistance
Incident: Hurricane Florence
When: Began September 7, 2018, and continuing
Child Nutrition Programs
On September 21, 2018, FNS approved South Carolina’s request for one disaster waiver and one flexibility to assist schools impacted by Hurricane Florence. This approval applies to schools that operate the school lunch and school breakfast programs in 10 counties subject to FEMA’s Major Disaster Declaration. Schools in the designated counties may serve and claim all school lunch and breakfast meals at the Free Reimbursement Rate, effective September 17 through October 31, 2018. Schools in the designated counties may serve school lunch and breakfast meals that do not meet the meal pattern requirements, effective September 17 through October 31, 2018.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- On September 19, 2018, FNS approved South Carolina’ waiver request for timely household reporting of food loss for the following counties. This waiver approval will allow households that suffered power outages due to a household misfortune to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through October 15, 2018. These replacement SNAP benefits will allow households to replace food lost due to Hurricane Florence.
South Carolina Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Website
If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your state, please contact your local state office.
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