This article originally appeared in WIS News.
The 302,383 households who received SNAP benefits in June now have a new place to spend the benefits.
The South Carolina Department of Social Services announced Wednesday SNAP recipients are now able to use their benefits online to purchase food. Currently, South Carolina SNAP recipients can only purchase food online from Amazon and Walmart, but the department’s statement on the announcement reads in part:
“DSS hopes that other retailers and independent grocers will be added soon to help boost the state’s economy; however this process is controlled by the federal government and DSS has no role in approving retailers.”