All North Carolina households who currently receive Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) will receive September 2019 benefits early so that they can purchase necessary food immediately following Hurricane Dorian’s landfall.
The state of North Carolina will make more than $88 million available to approximately 380,000 households to enable them to immediately purchase food and replace food that was lost as a result of the disaster.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue the remainder of September’s Food and Nutrition Service benefits for all recipients by Sept. 7. These benefits would normally be available to families between the 3rd and 21st of September.
The state has also authorized the remote/automatic issuance of WIC food benefits for participants residing in counties impacted by Hurricane Dorian. WIC Participants can confirm this issuance by calling the eWIC customer service telephone number (844-230-0813) or by accessing their account on www.mybnft.com.