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Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for 18 N.C. Counties

Friday, October 21, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that thousands of households in an 18-county area slammed earlier this month by Hurricane Matthew may be eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits, following approval this morning of a request from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for assistance to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Deadline for Matthew-Related Replacement Food and Nutrition Benefits Extended to Oct. 28

Monday, October 17, 2016

Food and Nutrition Services beneficiaries in eastern North Carolina who lost food because of Hurricane Matthew now have an additional 10 days to request replacement benefits.

North Carolina Receives Hot Food Waiver Approval for Food and Nutrition Services Recipients

Friday, October 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved North Carolina’s request for a hot food waiver in all 100 counties, allowing Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) recipients to purchase hot food prepared for immediate consumption from authorized Electronic Benefits Transfer retailers.


Replacement Benefits Available for Food and Nutrition Services Recipients With Losses Related to Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Food and Nutrition Services recipients have until Oct. 18 to request replacement of their benefits if they experienced food losses that can be attributed to Hurricane Matthew.

N.C. DHHS Focuses Attention on Adoption Awareness

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In recognition of November as Adoption Awareness Month, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services thanked families and professionals in the adoption community during an event held Nov. 20 on the eve of Adoption Awareness Day.

ICYMI: Governor signs 'Burt's Law'

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday signed a law increasing penalties for abusing residents of group homes or for failing to report abuse.

N.C. DHHS Helping More Than 80,000 Homes Stay Warm

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

As winter weather makes headlines nationally, N.C. DHHS wants to remind North Carolinians about the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).

Credit Union Exhibits Photographs of Foster Children

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The State Employees Credit Union is hosting 47 rotating displays of the 2015 North Carolina Heart Gallery exhibition, featuring professional portraits of children available for adoption in the North Carolina foster care system.