Food and Nutrition Services

Student P-EBT has been approved for the 2021-2022 school year.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a food assistance program that helps families with children who are unable to access free or reduced-price meals at school when they are not physically present because of COVID-19.

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El estudiante P-EBT ha sido aprobado para el año escolar 2021-2022.

Es un programa de asistencia alimentaria que ayuda a las familias con niños que no pueden acceder a las comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido en la escuela cuando no están presentes físicamente a causa del COVID-19.

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The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Program, previously referred to as Food Stamps, helps low-income households with monthly food expenses. The purpose of Food and Nutrition Services is to end hunger and improve nutrition and health. It helps eligible households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.

Family cooking a meal

How does it work?

  • Food and Nutrition Services benefits are issued monthly through Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) which automatically deposits the monthly balance into the household's EBT account.
  • Households are issued a card and can pay for their groceries at food stores by using the card in the same way they would use a debit card at the checkout counter.
  • The cost of the purchased groceries is deducted electronically from the EBT account.

Am I eligible?

To receive Food and Nutrition Services, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a US Citizen or qualified legal immigrant;
  • Have, or have applied for, a Social Security number; and
  • Meet income and reserve requirements.

Notice to Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program Recipients

Due to the Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA), this change may affect your SNAP benefits effective October 1, 2021.

Notice to SNAP Recipients

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Contact Us

Call: 919-212-7000
Fax: 919-212-7028
Email: [email protected] (applications) or [email protected] (active cases)
Wake County Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 46833
Raleigh, NC 27620