Help for Residents

Wake County has been working to ensure residents could continue accessing services throughout the COVID-19 response effort. In some cases, services have been expanded to help people get the assistance they need during this challenging time. 

If you need help, a good place to start is the Wake Network of Care. Public agencies, nonprofits and local businesses have come together to create a list of resources available to specifically meet the new demands created by COVID-19. Many of these services have returned to pre-pandemic levels:

Food for Schoolchildren

The Wake County Public School System, Wake County and its partners are working together to make sure that food is available to hungry students during these unprecedented times.

North Carolina has approved the distribution of additional resources to families receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The additional benefits will be through the P-EBT program to help families buy food during the COVID-19 school closure. Learn more on the NC Department of Health and Human Services website.

Wake County’s 2021 Recovery Plan

Wake County has developed an initial framework for how it will begin to spend the state and federal COVID-19 recovery dollars it has received. Read more here.