Interim Director:
Denise Boyette
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Physical Address:
DSS Building
714 North Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 911
Smithfield, NC 27577
 
Phone: 919-989-5300
Fax: 919-989-5324
Food Stamps

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is a federal food assistance program that helps low-income families. In North Carolina monthly allotments of FNS benefits are issued via Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (EBT cards). The purpose of Food and Nutrition Services is to end hunger and improve nutrition and health. It helps eligible low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.

Food and Nutrition Services is an entitlement program, so all eligible individuals and households can receive assistance. Benefits may be used to purchase most foods at participating stores. They may not be used to purchase tobacco, pet food, paper products, soap products, or alcoholic beverages.

YOUR EBT BENEFITS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE SAME DAY EACH MONTH ACCORDING TO THE LAST DIGIT OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, EVEN IF THAT DAY IS ON A WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY.

If your SSN ends in:

Benefits available after 6:00 a.m. on the:

1

3rd day of every month

2

5th day of every month

3

7th day of every month

4

9th day of every month

5

11th day of every month

6

13th day of every month

7

15th day of every month

8

17th day of every month

9

19th day of every month

0

21st day of every month

Benefits are available on the 3rd day of every month if you do not have a SSN.

REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR BALANCE BEFORE YOU SHOP!