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NC gives food aid to 18 counties hit by storms

Posted April 29, 2011

— North Carolina is offering help putting food on the table to victims of the devastating storms that swept through the state earlier this month.

The Department of Health and Human Services says that starting Friday it will open the food stamps program to people not normally eligible for the help. The program will be offered in 18 counties that were most affected by the April 16 tornadoes.

Residents of those counties can receive the benefit, known as the Food and Nutrition Services program, for up to a month. It's open to people who've suffered damage to their home, loss of wages or other setbacks as a result of the storms.

Applications for assistance can be made at the following sites in each county:

Bertie County

Bertie County DSS (April 29 through May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 110 Jasper Bazemore Ave., Windsor

Bladen County

Spaulding-Monroe Alumni Association (April 29 through May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 508 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Bladenboro

Ammon Community Building (April 29 through May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 13129 N.C. Highway 242 North, Elizabethtown

Powell-Melvin Center (April 29 through May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 450 Smith Circle Drive, Elizabethtown

Craven County

Craven County DSS (April 29 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 2818 Neuse Blvd., New Bern

Cumberland County

Cumberland County DSS (April 29 through May 3, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 1225 Ramsey St., Fayetteville

Currituck County

Currituck County DSS (April 29 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 2793 Caratoke Highway, Currituck

Greene County

Greene County DSS (April 29 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 227 Kingold Blvd., Snow Hill

Halifax County

Halifax County DSS (April 29 through May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 4421 U.S. Highway 301, Halifax

Harnett County

Harnett County DSS (April 29 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 311 Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington

Old Godwin Feed Store (April 29 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 17365 U.S. Highway 421 South, Dunn

Hertford County

N.C. Cooperative Extension Office (April 29 through May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 301 Tryon St., Winton

Hoke County

Hoke County DSS (April 29 through April 30, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; May 1 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 316 S. Magnolia St., Raeford

Johnston County

Johnston County DSS (April 29 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 714 North St., Smithfield

Lee County

Lee County DSS (April 29, May 2 and May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 530 Carthage St., Sanford

McSwain Agriculture Center (April 30 through May 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford

Onslow County

Onslow County DSS (April 29 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Emergency Assistance Building, New River Shopping Center, 1249-C Hargett St., Jacksonville

Pitt County

Farmville Community Center (April 29 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 3886 S. Main St., Farmville

Robeson County

Robeson County DSS (April 29 through May 3, 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.), 120 Glen Cowan Road, Lumberton

Sampson County

Sampson County Department of Aging (April 29 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 405 County Complex Road, Clinton

Wake County

Chavis Community Center (April 29 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 505 Martin Luther King Blvd., Raleigh

Wilson County

Old Hubert Vester Building (April 29 through May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 900 U.S. Highway 301 North, Wilson

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  • esprg Apr 29, 2011

    @Whatelseisnew: I agree w/you @ least for those who weren't receiving them to being with.

  • whatelseisnew Apr 29, 2011

    Well at least for a change some of the people that actually pay for these stamps will get some.