Nutrition services

NC Food & Nutrition Services beneficiaries to receive temporary benefit increase


RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – Recipients of food and nutrition services in North Carolina will see a temporary increase in the amount of benefits they receive, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

This increase is part of the 2020 Federal Coronavirus Emergency Relief Act.

“We know that COVID has created additional hardship and increased food insecurity for children and families,” said David Locklear, deputy director of economic and family services. “We want to do everything we can to support North Carolinians who need help buying food, and increasing benefits for hundreds of thousands of families will help meet that need.”

The maximum amount of the allowance for households benefiting from the SNSF will increase by 15% until June 30, 2021.

This increase will end on June 30, 2021, when benefit amounts return to their current levels.

Beneficiaries can find out the amount of their benefits using one of the methods below.

  • Visit www.ebtedge.com. Click on “More information” under “EBT cardholder”. You will be prompted to login and / or register your account.
  • Download the ebtEDGE mobile app. The app is available for free download from Apple Store and Google Play.
  • Call 1-888-622-7328 on the day you normally receive benefits.

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