Archives for August 2010

Benefit Bank helps NC families get FNS benefits

Benefit Bank of NC has helped thousands of families claim almost $1.7 million in FNS benefits this year.  Using trained counselors located throughout the state, Benefit Bank assists families with the FNS application and other programs including Medicaid, FAFSA, and tax credits.  Read the full article from the News & Observer.

EBT at Carrboro Farmers’ Market a success!

The Carrboro Farmers’ Market began accepting EBT cards in May 2010 and has seen great success!  Their Market Match program has doubled the spending power of EBT users.  Read more from the Chapel Hill News article.

Changes to FNS mean more people are eligible

On July 1, 2010, North Carolina adopted changes that make it easier for households to qualify for FNS benefits.  In Burke County, DSS staff estimate a 25% increase in the number of households seeking FNS benefits.  Learn more about the expected increases and the new eligibility rules by reading the full article in the Morganton News Herald.

Feeding America’s CEO reacts to potential cuts to FNS-SNAP

Vicki Escarra, CEO of Feeding America, recently commented about proposed cuts to FNS-SNAP in order to pay for other important programs.  Read her full commentary on the Huffington Post.