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Food Stamp Outreach

The Food and Nutrition Services Program (FNS) is the new name for what used to be called Food Stamps. MANNA works with individuals and groups to help people understand the eligibility and application process.

Only your county DSS office can determine eligibility but here are a few tools that can help you navigate the process. You can review the income limits , fill out an application and mail, fax, or walk it in to your county DSS office. You must apply for benefits in the county where you live.

Are you someone who is currently making ends meet through FNS benefits? Has FNS (also known as SNAP or food stamps) helped you, your family, or someone you care about through a challenging time? If so, please consider sharing your story with us. Many successful people who once received food stamps are now thriving. With a temporary lift from this government program that continues to help feed millions of Americans every day, these people have persevered to accomplish great things.

Read about SNAP alumni here. Share your story here .

Click these links for:
FNS income limits
County DSS locations:county-depts-of-social-services-13.doc
FNS application:fns-application-2012-fillable.pdf

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services provides an online prescreening tool to check potential eligibility. Go to ePass to see if you might be eligible for FNS benefits.

The FNS4NC Coalition is made up of food banks across North Carolina who partner with the local DSS offices to conduct FNS outreach. The FNS4NC website provides information about the FNS program.

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