Faced with food stamp cuts, locals turn to Bluffton Self Help

info@islandpacket.comDecember 11, 2013 

Jean has seen her food stamps cut to $36 a month, not enough to feed her and her children.

She stands in line at Bluffton Self Help's food pantry to obtain food to help her family get by.

The number of people like Jean standing in line at Bluffton Self Help has grown from 450 to nearly 600 a week. But thanks to Second Helpings deliveries, food donations and funding to purchase food through the Food Bank of the Lowcountry, there is food available at the agency for Jean and others to feed their families.

Bluffton Self Help provides a broad range of social services for poor working families, the disabled, sick and elderly.

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