What Is Food & Nutrition Services?

FNS food assistance

Food & Nutrition Services is the new name for the Food Stamp Program in North Carolina.

Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) helps individuals and families with little or no income buy food.  (The program is also called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.)  Benefits come on a plastic “Electronic Benefits Transfer” (EBT) card that can be used at most grocery stores and some farmers’ markets.  The EBT card is like a debit card and is now used instead of paper food stamps.  Benefits are put onto the EBT card each month.  The card is swiped at the store checkout.

Click here to find stores in your area where you can use the EBT card.

Watch the video below to learn more about the history of FNS (formerly the Food Stamp Program).

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