Food Insecurity - Coastal Carolina University
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Need Food?

Not sure where to start? Contact the Dean of Students Office and a member of the Student Advocacy and Intervention Team will help you navigate. 

CINO Food Pantry

The CINO Food Pantry is a free food pantry open to any and all CCU students, faculty and staff. Visitors do not need to qualify in any way or meet any requirements to use the pantry. The CINO Food Pantry is completely supplied through donations from the campus and community.

Lib Jackson Student Union B-214
Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

CONTACT
Amelia Carte
Coordinator of Civic Engagement
843-349-2939
acarte@coastal.edu

Emergency Meal Swipe Bank

CCUFoodCrew helps to provide students with Emergency Meal Swipes when a student is facing food insecurity. This is currently an internal process when students are in immediate need for food. Swipes work in Hicks, UP, and Chauncey’s Choice Dining Halls.

Meal Swipe Support Request Form »

SNAP Benefits Program

Eligibility for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits requires that college students are employed for an average of 20 hours per week and are paid for such employment or, if self-employed, be employed for an average of 20 hours per week and receive earnings, after countable expenses, at least equal to the Federal minimum wage multiplied by 20 hours per week, unless they have some exemptions such as: disabled, responsible for a child, etc.

Eligible college students must be participating in a state- or federally-financed work study program during the regular school year. To qualify under this provision, the student must be approved for work study at the time of application for SNAP benefits, the work study must be approved for the school term, and the student must anticipate actually working during that time. The exemption shall begin with the month in which the school term begins or the month work study is approved, whichever is later.

College Student Eligibility for SNAP Benefits (PDF)
National Food Stamps Guide (PDF)

CONTACTS
Department of Social Services, Horry County
843-366-1600
DSS Connect Call Center
800-616-1309
Apply online
https://scmapp.sc.gov

Community Resources for Food »