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North Carolina is one of the first four states to receive federal approval from the United States Department of Agriculture for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, to help families purchase food for children impacted by school closings due to COVID-19.

North Carolina families will receive $250 in P-EBT benefits per child, provided in two installments, on an EBT card for children who are eligible for free and reduced lunch at school. P-EBT eligible families already receiving Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits will receive an additional benefit on their existing EBT card.

More details can be found by clicking here.

“A critical part of staying healthy during this pandemic is having enough to eat,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “We need to make sure the food supply chain remains strong and safe for everyone.”

The Food Supply Chain Working Group was created to address food production and distribution issues across the state to help ensure all North Carolinians are fed.

Food banks are in need of food and funding donations. To find a food bank near you and donate online, visit feedingthecarolinas.org

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