Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps)

Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps)

The Food and Nutrition Program (Food Stamps) is a federal food assistance program that provides low-income families a monthly supplemental allotment of benefits issues via Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (ATM card). The Food stamp program is an entitlement program, so all eligible individual and households can receive assistance.

You may be eligible for Food and Nutrition Services if your total income falls below the appropriate gross income limits for your household size. Eligibility workers determine which income limit applies to your household.

Eligible individuals will receive Food and Nutrition benefits no later than thirty days from the date of application. Individuals with special circumstances will be given an opportunity to receive Food and Nutrition benefits within seven days of the application.

Individuals can apply at https://epass.nc.gov/CitizenPortal/application.do or in person at the Social Service building, no appointment is necessary.

What to What to bring with you

To assist you with the application process, listed below are verifications you may be asked to provide in order to determine your eligibility for the Food Nutrition Program. If you do not have any of this information you may still complete an application and interview for services:

Name/Identity:

  • Driver’s License
  • Work/School/Health Benefit ID
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Birth Certificate

Address/Residency:

  • Voter Registration/Library Card
  • Utility Bill
  • Rent/Mortgage receipt
  • Mail received at your address

Earned Income:

  • Check stubs
  • Letter or note from your Employer
  • Employee W-2
  • Income Tax Forms
  • Self-employment Bookkeeping Records

 Unearned Income (Social Security, Veterans benefits, Child Support, Retirement):

  • Bank Statement
  • Benefit Award Letter/Benefit Payment Check
  • Child Support Agreement
  • Income Tax Forms

 Expenses:

  • Rent or Lease Agreement/Mortgage
  • Property Tax/Homeowner’s Insurance Statement
  • Day Care receipts
  • Medical Expense receipts

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