Food and Nutrition Services/SNAP
Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Changes due to end of federal public health emergency (PHE)
Access to nutritious food is foundational for overall health and well-being. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services offers several programs to support individuals’ access to healthy food, including (PHE) on May 11, 2023, Federal PHE guidelines had allowed certain flexibilities and exceptions, which have ended.
To help those who might need continued additional assistance, New Hanover County Social Services is working to connect individuals and families with community partners who are offering resources to meet nutritional needs. Social Services has put together a resource list with information on community partners, like food banks and other outreach organizations, who can provide assistance.
- New Hanover County Food Resource List (updated as of February 24, 2023)
Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), also known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
This federal food assistance program is designed to help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for nutritional meals. Verifications are not required to apply but may be addressed or requested during your interview.
- Ways to apply:
https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/child-and-family-well-being/food-and-nutrition-services-food-stamps/apply-food-and-nutrition-services-food-stamps-nc#maximum-monthly-income-and-allotment-table http://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/child-and-family-well-being/food-and-nutrition-services-food-stamps/apply-food-and-nutrition-services-food-stamps-nc#maximum-monthly-income-and-allotment-table Income Guidelines
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.
The maximum benefit amount for households receiving Food and Nutrition Services increased for the period of October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024.
|HOUSEHOLD SIZE||130% MAXIMUM GROSS INCOME LIMIT||200% MAXIMUM GROSS INCOME LIMIT||MAXIMUM BENEFIT ALLOTMENT|
|Each Additional Member||(+557)||(+858)||(+219)|
FNS Issuance Dates Based on Social Security Number
If you do not have a Social Security Number, benefits are available on the 3rd day of every month.
For more information, please call 910-798-3500 option 4.