The Department of Social Services now offers a program in Food and Nutrition Services called SNAP (Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program).
Individuals must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
- Receive SSI, (individuals may have other income as well)
- Age 65 or older
- Not living in an institution
- Residing in North Carolina
- Purchasing and preparing food separately from other people living in the home
*NOTE: Married individuals living in the same home cannot be considered a separate household
If you are eligible, you will receive monthly food stamps and an EBT Card. Your case will be automatically certified for a three-year period.
How to apply:
To safely and better serve our customers who need assistance the options to apply are listed below:
Printable application click here
Email applications to FNS.email@example.com
Mail applications to PO Box 966 Oxford, NC 27565.
Drop off applications off at 410 West Spring Street, Oxford NC 27565.
Fax application to 919-693-5090
If you choose to come into the Agency to apply, it is on a first come, first served basis.
Click here to view a chart of income limits and maximum allotments.