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Gov. Perdue Announces Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Open in Additional 24 Counties

For release: Immediate    September 8, 2011
Contact: Lori Walston, 919-855-4841

RALEIGH—Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will provide food assistance in the form of Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits (formerly called food stamps) in the following 24 additional disaster N.C. counties: Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Johnston, Jones, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Vance, Warren, Washington and Wilson.

Gov. Perdue secured the food assistance through her request for a presidential disaster declaration that was approved last week. The program, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is open to individuals not normally eligible for Food and Nutrition Services benefits, who were affected by Hurricane Irene.

“We have been working diligently with our federal and local partners to ensure that North Carolinians affected by Hurricane Irene get the help they need,” Gov. Perdue said. “There is no more urgent or essential need than food. State officials and local departments of social services are working to make sure that people living in the counties hit hard by the storm are able to apply for this emergency assistance.”

Residents of the affected areas of these counties who are not currently receiving Food and Nutrition Services benefits may qualify for temporary assistance for a one-month period if:

  • their home was damaged or destroyed
  • they have disaster-related expenses
  • they lost income
  • had food loss as a result of a power loss of at least eight hours from Hurricane Irene.

Eligibility is based on available income and resources.

Those applying for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits will be asked to provide:

  • proof of their identity along with proof of residency, such as a utility bill,
  • and the social security numbers, if available, and dates of birth for all members of their household.

Applicants should apply in the county where they reside. Applicants will have five consecutive days to apply for assistance beginning Saturday, Sept.10.

Households living in one of these nine counties may use their Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits to purchase hot prepared meals from retailers that are located in these counties who are authorized to accept EBT Benefits through September 30, 2011.

Households living in one of these 24 counties may use their Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits to purchase hot prepared meals from retailers that are located in these counties who are authorized to accept EBT Benefits through Sept. 30, 2011.

Households who currently receive Food and Nutrition Services Benefits, that did not request a replacement of benefits, can apply for a supplement of benefits if the household suffered a disaster- related expense other than food loss. Households that received replacement benefits do not need to apply for the Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Program.

Those needing to apply for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services may do so in person the following locations:

County Locations Service Dates Hours of Operation
Bertie County DSS
110 Jasper Bazemore Ave.
Windsor, NC 27983
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Brunswick County
60 Government Center Dr.
Bolivia, NC 28422
Saturday

Sunday

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11

9-11-11

9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Camden County DSS
117 NC 343 North
Camden, NC 27921
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Edenton-Chowan Recreation Department
(Old D. F. Walker Elementary School)
824 N. Oakum St.
Edenton, NC 27932

Chowan County Northern Recreation Center
2869 Virginia Road
Tyner, NC 27980
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Currituck County DSS
2793 Caratoke Hwy.
Currituck, NC 27929
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11

8:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Duplin County DSS
423 N. Main St.
Kenansville, NC 28349
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Edgecombe County DSS
3003 N. Main St.
Tarboro, NC 27886

Edgecombe County DSS
301 S. Fairview Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gates County DSS
122 Main St.
Gatesville, NC 27938
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Greene County DSS
227 Kingold Blvd., Ste. A
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hertford County Commissioner’s Room
Hertford County Office Building #1
704 N. King St.
Winton, NC 27986
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Johnston County DSS
714 North St.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Saturday
Sunday

Monday

Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11

9-12-11

9-13-11
9-14-11
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Jones County DSS
118 N.C. 58 North
Trenton, NC 28585
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Martin County DSS
305 E. Main St.
Williamston, NC 27892
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Nash County DSS
120 W. Washington St.
Nashville, NC 27856

Spaulding Resource Center
600 S. Pine St.
Spring Hope, NC 27882

The Beacon Center
(Formerly Edgecombe-Nash Mental Center)
500 Nash Medical Arts Mall
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Saturday



Sunday



Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
9-10-11



9-11-11



9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.



8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Hanover County DSS
1650 Greenfield St.
Wilmington, NC 28402
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday

Wednesday
9-10-11
9-11-11
9-12-11
9-13-11

9-14-11
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.




8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Northampton County DSS
9467 N.C. 305 N.
Jackson, NC 27845
Saturday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday

Sunday
9-10-11
9-12-11
9-13-11
9-14-11

9-11-11
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.




1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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