Food and Nutrition Programs

The SNAP Nutrition Education program provides activities and trainings to promote healthy eating habits and a physical active lifestyle through:

  • Cooking and food demonstrations
  • Recipes
  • Education
  • Grocery Store Tours

DSS Partners with the following organizations to provide SNAP Education services statewide.  If you are interested in participating in the SNAP Ed activities happening in your area, please contact the group responsible for your county:

  • South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Bamberg, Calhoun, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Fairfield, Florence, Hampton, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg, and Marion.
  • Clemson University Youth Learning Institute - Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Barnwell, Cherokee, Clarendon, Edgefield, Greenwood, Greenville, Laurens, McCormick, Spartanburg, Union, Oconee, and Pickens.
  • Lowcountry Food Bank - Beaufort, Berkley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, and Williamsburg.

For more information, contact Lara Williams at 803.898.1947.

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