Tagged poverty


Memo: On Life

Memo didn’t always live on the streets, but he wasn’t always happy either. “It’s funny,” he said, “I reached a point in my life where I had this amazing job. I was making too much money. I would get a day off and blow it all at Tanger Outlet[s]. I had an apartment that was…


Food Deserts Are Nothing New in North Charleston

Note: originally published Sept. 16. The closing of Charleston’s Meeting Street Bi-Lo has raised major concerns about local access to grocery stores. When the Bi-Lo permanently closed its doors on Oct. 5, the total number of grocery stores in downtown Charleston was reduced to just two.  For residents of Charleston’s East Side without personal transportation,…


Students get a taste of poverty by taking the SNAP challenge for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

From Nov. 18 to 22, students across Charleston’s campus took on the SNAP Challenge. They could only spend $4.01 a day for all their food, equivalent to the new expenditures allowed to those on the national Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Formerly referred to as the food stamps program, SNAP is the largest public food…

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