Food benefits available to more N.C. residents harmed by storm

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Residents in North Carolina counties hardest hit by Hurricane Florence and with storm losses or damage can get help with groceries if they don’t normally qualify for food stamps.
    
The Department of Health and Human Services said the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program begins Friday in 27 eastern counties that have received federal disaster designations.
    
Households who qualify will receive a one-time benefit through a debit card to help buy food. An individual would receive $192 and a four-person family would get $640. People must apply in person at one of dozens of program sites through the counties. They must show proofs of identity and residency and fall below certain income levels. For more details on the program, see the NCDHHS website. 

The program application period ends Oct. 6.

Applicants must bring in their applications in person, but you can complete your application ahead of time. (English application, Spanish Application

Here are physical locations and times of operation by county:

Beaufort

Beaufort County Department of Social Services, 632 West Fifth St., Washington, NC 27889

Mon. – Fri.: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Chocowinity Fire Department, 512 NC 33 Chocowinity, NC 27817

Fri., Sept. 28: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 29: 9 a.m.-5 p.m

Aurora Community Center,  Main St., Aurora NC 27806

Fri., Sept. 28: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 29: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

White Plains Church, 718 Pine St., Belhaven, NC 27810

Fri., Sept. 28: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 29: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Carteret 

Carteret County DSS, 210 Craven Street, Beaufort, NC  28516

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. – Sat.

Newport Baptist Church, 312 Chatham St., Newport, NC 28570

Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Western Park Community Center, 275 Old NC-58, Cedar Point, NC  28584

Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Atlantic Fire Department, 967 Seashore Drive, Atlantic, NC  28511

Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

South River Fire Department, 1329 S. River Road, Beaufort, NC  28516

Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Craven County

Craven County Department of Social Services, 2818 Neuse Blvd.New Bern, NC 28562

8 a.m.-5p.m., Mon. – Sat.

Duplin County

Duplin County Events Center, 195 Fairgrounds Drive, Kenansville, NC  28349

Mon.-Fri.: 8a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Duplin County Department of Social Services (Basement Community Room), 423 N. Main St., Kenansville, NC  28349

Fri., Oct. 5: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 6:  9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hyde County

Hyde County Department of Social Services, 35015 Hwy 264, Engelhard, NC  27824

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. – Sat.

Ocracoke Community Center, 999 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC  27960

Oct. 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 3: 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

O. A. Peay School, 1430 Main Street, Swan Quarter, NC 27885

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. – Sat.

Jones County 

Lenoir Community College – Jones County Site,  509 NC Hwy 58 North,  Trenton, NC 28585

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. – Sat.

Lenoir County

Vernon Park Mall (Old Eckerd Drug Store), 534 Hardee Road, Kinston, NC 28504

Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

La Grange Community Center, 410 E. Washington St., La Grange, NC 28551

Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pink Hill Town Hall, 303 South Central Ave., Pink Hill, NC 28572

Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Onslow County

Consolidated Human Services, 612 College St., Jacksonville, NC 28540

7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Sat.

Pamlico County

Pamlico County Human Services Center, 828 Alliance Main St., Bayboro, NC  28515

8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Mon. – Sat.

Pitt County 

Salem United Methodist Church, 785 McDonald Street, Simpson, NC 27879

8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Sat.

Phillippi Church, 3760 Phillippi Dr, Greenville, NC, 27834

8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Sat.

Peace Presbyterian Church 301 Guiness Dr., Winterville, NC, 28590

8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Sat.

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