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South Carolina’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will provide emergency food aid allotments for those in need through the end of July.

The SNAP Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides assistance in purchasing food for low-income people.  Benefits can be used anywhere that  EBT cards are accepted as payment.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster says the emergency SNAP food aid allotment amounts have been approved through the end of this month.  SNAP recipients have been receiving an average of $36 more per month as a result of the pandemic.

Officials say more than 300,000 South Carolinians are currently receiving the aid.