Disaster Food & Nutrition Services

Press Release # 16

April 28, 2011 – Lee County, North Carolina

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Open in Lee County

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been approved by the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service to provide food assistance in the form of a Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits in Lee County. The program is open to individuals not normally eligible for Food and Nutrition Services benefits, who were affected by the tornado of April 16th.

Residents of the affected areas of the county who are not currently receiving Food and Nutrition Services benefits may qualify for temporary assistance for a one month period if their home was damaged or destroyed or they have disaster related expenses or they lost income or had food loss as a result of a power loss of at least 8 hours from the tornado of April 16th. Eligibility is based on available income and resources.

Those applying for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits will be asked to provide proof of their identity along with proof of residency, such as a utility bill, and the social security numbers and dates of birth for all members of their household. Applicants should apply in the county where they reside.

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Dates – Times – Locations

Location Service Dates Hours of Operation

Lee County DSS 4/29/11, 5/2/11 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

530 Carthage Street and 5/3/11

Sanford, NC 27330

McSwain Agriculture Center 4/30/11 and 5/1/11 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2420 Tramway Road

Sanford, NC 27330

Food and Nutrition Services recipients who live in Lee County and suffered a food loss, damage to their home or self-employment property or loss of wages as a result of the April 16th storm must contact their county in person no later than May 6, 2011, for replacement of benefits unless they have already done so.

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