Greene County residents now eligible for disaster-related food benefits


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – Greene County residents impacted by Hurricane Florence will soon be able to apply for disaster-related food stamps, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday. 

Starting Wednesday, residents will be able to apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Program, joining 27 other eligible counties. 

“This is critical help for families trying to get back on their feet after Hurricane Florence,” Cooper said. “I encourage people in Greene County who need this help to apply as soon as they can.”’

Eligible households will receive a one-time benefit on a special debit card (called an EBT card) to help buy food. The amount will depend on household size, but a family of one would receive $192, a family of four would receive $640 and larger families would receive more.

Residents of Greene County who want to apply must do so in person at the Lenoir Community College, 602 W. Harper St., Snow Hill, NC 28580, from Wednesday, Oct. 5 to Thursday, Oct. 11, with the exception of Sunday, Oct. 7, when the application site will be closed.

Residents can apply weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Applicants are encouraged to complete their application ahead of time and bring it with them by downloading the form in English HERE or in Spanish HERE.

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