Context. It is unfortunate that the Politifact article left out the text immediately preceding the text in question, and I can't believe that the law professors and scholars quoted by Politifact don't make reference to this:
Said chapter is further amended by revising subsections (a) and (e) of Code Section 21-2-414, relating to restrictions on campaign activities and public opinion polling within the vicinity of a polling place, cellular phone use prohibited, prohibition of candidates from entering certain polling places, and penalty, as follows:
(a) No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by an...
So if you look at what SB 202 is doing, it is simply amending election law by adding to it the underlined sections, which in this case, adds money and gifts to the list of things prohibited from being handed out by people or groups ENGAGED IN CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES OR PUBLIC OPINION POLLING.
The original law starts out as follows: 21-2-414. Restrictions on campaign activities and public opinion polling within the vicinity of a polling place; cellular phone use prohibited; prohibition of candidates from entering certain polling places; penalty
So while the phrase "any person" immediately precedes the giving out of food and/or drink, that "any person" is still restricted by the prior language limiting the provision to people engaged in campaign activities or public polling. As such, I think that if anyone were ever cited for illegally giving out food or water to somebody standing in line to vote that a court would toss out such a charge if the person handing out the food and/or water wasn't engaged in campaign activities or public polling.