North Carolina Health & Human Services, May 8, 2020 Newsletter
  • If you already receive help buying food through Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), NCDHHS has received permission to enhance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
  • As of this week, North Carolina FNS participants can purchase groceries online using their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards at authorized online EBT retailers. This flexibility will remain permanently in place beyond the COVID-19 emergency.
  • Find out if you are eligible for help buying food through FNS. See if you’re eligible.
  • If you need immediate help buying food, call 2-1-1. Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.