Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits approved for 18 NC Counties

Hurricane Matthew did not just affect those in the Palmetto State. Viewers in Robeson County report catastrophic flooding in the wake of the storm.
Hurricane Matthew did not just affect those in the Palmetto State. Viewers in Robeson County report catastrophic flooding in the wake of the storm.

RALEIGH, NC (WBTW) –  Governor Pat McCrory announced Friday thousands of households in an 18-county area may be eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits, following approval this morning of a request from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for assistance to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

This benefit is for individuals who are not current recipients of Food and Nutrition Services, or food stamp benefits.

Assistance has been  approved for residents of Beaufort, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Dare, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell and Wayne counties, all of which were declared earlier as major disasters areas eligible for federal assistance. Additional counties may be approved for this program in the coming days. State officials continue to review eligibility of additional counties in preparation of a second request to USDA.

Residents of the affected areas of these counties who are not currently receiving Food and Nutrition Services benefits may qualify for assistance for a one-month period if their home was damaged or destroyed or they have disaster related expenses or they lost income or had food loss as a result of a power outage or household flooding resulting from Hurricane Matthew.  Eligibility is based on available income and resources.

Those applying for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits must provide proof of identity along with proof of residency. Applicants must apply in the county where they reside.

Current Food and Nutrition Services recipients, not receiving the maximum allotment of FNS benefits, will automatically receive a supplemental benefit and need not apply for the Disaster Food and Nutrition Services program.

Application sites will operate for five days at the following County locations. Dates and hours of operation may vary per county.

County Location Service Dates Hours of Operation
Beaufort Beaufort County DSS
632 W 5th St.
Washington, NC 27889
10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Beaufort Chocowinity Fire Dept.
512 NC Hwy 33 E
Chocowinity, NC 27817
10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Beaufort Aurora Community Center
Pearl St.
Aurora, NC 27806
10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Bladen Bladen County DSS
208 East McKay St.
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bladen Tar Heel Fire Dept.

269 Tar Heel Ferry Road
Tar Heel, NC 28392

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bladen Bladenboro Fire Dept.

519 West Seaboard St.

Bladenboro, NC 28320

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bladen Lower Bladen Co. (Communities Citizen Building)

153 Lightwood Knot road
Kelly, NC 28448

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bladen Powell-Melvin Center

450 Smith Circle Dr.
Elizabethtown, NC  28337

10/26/16 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Columbus Columbus County DSS

40 Government Complex Rd
Whiteville, NC 28472

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cumberland Cumberland CountyDSS
1225 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC  28301
10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cumberland St. Luke’s AME Church
522 Hillsboro St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
*NOTE: For Individuals over 60 and those with mobility issues ONLY
10/22/16 – 10/24/16
&
10/26/16
Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.
8:00 a.m. to 5;00 p.mSun.
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m..
Dare Manteo Office
107 Exeter St.
Manteo, NC 27954
10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dare Hatteras Island-Frisco Satellite Office

NC Highway 12
Frisco, NC 27936

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Duplin Duplin County DSS
423 N. Main St.Kenansville, NC 28349
10/26/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Greene Greene County DSS
227 Kingold Blvd.
Snow Hill, NC  28580
10/22/16 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Greene Greene County Community Center

814 West Harper St.
Snow Hill, NC 28580

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Harnett Harnett County DSS

311 Cornelius Harnett Blvd

Lillington, NC 27546

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hoke Hoke County DSS
316 S. Magnolia Street
Raeford, NC  28376
10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hoke Senior Services
423 E. Central Ave.Raeford, NC 28379
*Note for citizens 65 and over, and citizens with medical devices ONLY
10/22/16; 10/24/16; 10/26/16 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hyde Hyde County DSS
35015 US Hwy 264
Engelhard, NC 27924
10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Sat.)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Sun. – Wed.)
Hyde Ocracoke Community Center
999 Garrish Hwy
Ocracoke NC 27960
10/25/16
10/26/16
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Tue.)
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Wed.)
Johnston Johnston County DSS
714 North Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jones Jones County DSS

832 NC Hwy 58

Trenton NC 28585

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lenoir Vernon Park Mall (old Eckerd’s)

834 Hardee Rd

Kinston, NC 28054

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lenoir Lagrange Community Bld.

410 E. Washington St.
LaGrange, NC 28551

10/22/16 – 10/26/16  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lenoir Pink Hill Town Hall

303 Central Ave.
Pink Hill, NC 28572

10/23/16 12:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Pender Pender County Cooperative Ext.

801 South Walker St.

Burgaw, NC 28425

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Robeson Robeson County DSS

120 Glen Cowan Road
Lumberton, NC  28360

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sampson Sampson Co. Agri-Exposition Center

405 County Complex Road
Clinton, NC  28328

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tyrrell Tyrell County DSS (new office)

Columbia, NC  27925

208 US Hwy 64 E.

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wayne Wayne County Agri. Center

208 W. Chestnut
Goldsboro, NC  27533

10/22/16 – 10/26/16 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.