South Carolina, along with Utah, has been approved to provide online Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program purchasing.
The states will be able to provide online food purchases to participating households through authorized SNAP retailers, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today. A target start date will be announced at a later time, according to a news release from Perdue's office.
South Carolina's SNAP participation of more than 558,000 individuals and 259,000 households totals $855 million annually in federal benefits, according to the release. Utah's SNAP participation is more than 160,000 individuals and more than 67,000 households and totals $235 million annually in federal benefits.
SNAP online purchasing is currently operational in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri...