To decrease the number of homeless, indigent and hungry children in Florence School District One by providing financial aid to families for household bills or hotel/restaurant vouchers in emergency situations.


SNAC is a non-profit organization with the desire to improve the conditions for homeless children and their families within Florence School District One. Children and families will be empowered to become independent and productive citizens as they overcome their obstacles. Community referral resources such a faith-based programs, counseling services, financial education classes and job assistance will be offered.

Helping children grow to their highest potential!


How the Program Functions

Florence School District One principals, guidance counselors and teachers will identify at-risk families that could benefit from SNAC.

FSD1 will give a SNAC “request for assistance” sheet to the families in need.

The families will go to the SNAC location office at 825 W. Evans St.

A needs assessment will be conducted by a SNAC volunteer counselor.

SNAC Board of Directors will quickly determine the family’s best means of assistance. A referral from FSD1 does not guarantee assistance.

Assistance includes bill pay to prevent homelessness, hotel vouchers for extended stay, and restaurant vouchers for dinner meals.

Each family situation will be different.

Limits will be set and records will be kept.

The SNAC Credit Program will allow for personal growth and enrichment through various local programs already established.


Fact Many children in FSD1 are faced with more problems than studying for a test and getting a good report card.

Children in our neighborhood are:

  • Homeless – 140 children in 2013, 240+ in 2014 and 340+ in 2015 indicating a 242% increase in three years.
  • Living in substandard housing – have a home but no running water or electricity.
  • Hungry – 1 in 4 children go to bed hungry every night.

Fact Three out of four families are living paycheck to paycheck with no significant savings to offset an unexpected emergency.

Fact Homeless children are sick four times more often, twice as likely to repeat a grade, experience emotional and behavioral problems and fall two to three grade levels behind.

Fact 50% of homeless children are below the age of 6.

Fact The high school graduation rate for homeless children is less than 25%.

Fact Chronic stress and trauma are common among homeless children because of inconsistent relationships, frequent moves, lack of places to play and witnessing domestic violence and substance abuse.

Fact South Carolina ranks 39th in the nation in child homelessness.

Downloadable Forms

Download forms and print as needed. A PDF reader may be required (available free here)

Individual Pledge of Support

Volunteer Application

SNAC Program Sponsor Form 2015-16

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A very special thank you to the West Florence High School Guidance department for their generous donation to SNAC. This donation will be used to help children in need in FSD1. We greatly appreciate your donation! See MoreSee Less

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We are so thankful to be a part of the wonderful Lessons and Carols service at Central United Methodist Church coming up next Sunday December 17 at 4:00! We invite you to attend this special service! SNAC continues to make a difference in the lives of children in need in FSD1 and for that we will always be grateful! We have been fortunate to assist 81 families thus far this 2017-2018 school year! See MoreSee Less

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For more information, please contact the SNAC office at 843.407.1485.

Donations needed and gladly accepted by mail to:
825 W. Evans Street
Florence, SC 29501

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