AM I Eligible to Receive Assistance?
The Food and Nutrition Program in North Carolina (FNS), formerly known as food stamps, can help struggling families buy the food they need. Benefits are provided on a debit card and are accepted at most grocery stores. MANNA staff and volunteers are available to check your eligibility and complete your application or recertification; you can also apply directly at your county’s Department of Social Services.
To receive FNS benefits, you need to meet certain income and other guidelines. View or download income limits in the FNS income chart.
If you wish to speak with a live person and learn more about FNS and whether or not you may be eligible, call MANNA’s Food HelpLine at 1-800-820-1109. The HelpLine is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To directly link to the North Carolina E-Pass Portal for information about FNS and other state programs you may be eligible to receive, click here.