The North Carolina Division of Social Services handles Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), which is the state’s food stamp program. The program uses federal funds from the USDA to supply low-income families with benefits to purchase food for a healthier diet. In North Carolina, FNS works hard to end hunger and improve the nutrition of its hardest hit citizens with monthly benefits that are delivered through an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (EBT cards). FNS also tries to inform its aid recipients about different ways to provide meals and give a well-rounded diet to families. As the Food and Nutrition Services is an entitlement program, all eligible individuals and households can receive assistance. Benefits may be used to purchase most foods at participating stores. However, they may not be used to purchase tobacco, alcohol, pet food, paper products or soap. If you are not sure if you are eligible or you want to read more about the North Carolina FNS program, you can visit the North Carolina Division of Social Services online. There are some individuals who may qualify for emergency assistance and receive benefits within 7 days of applying. There are regulations on income, household composition, citizenship, work requirements and resources that applicants must follow in order to receive any aid. You can start the process by filling out an application.
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