Disaster Food And Benefits Program Signup Begins Friday

Johnston County Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) Available To Eligible Households

Johnston County has been declared a disaster county by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.  These declarations authorize the Department of Social Services to administer the Disaster Food and Nutrition benefits program.

DSNAP is designed to authorize food stamp benefits for eligible households that are not currently receiving food and nutrition benefits and have experienced a loss as a result of Hurricane Florence.  Residents may qualify for 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 because of a power outage or household flooding resulting from Hurricane Florence.  Eligibility is based on available income and resources.

Residents currently receiving food stamp benefits, including those requesting replacement benefits, are not eligible for this disaster program.

The Johnston County DSNAP program will begin on Friday September 28, 2018 and will be held at Johnston County DSS which is located at 714 North St. Smithfield, NC 27577.

Dates include: Friday, September 28; Saturday, September 29; Monday, October 1; Tuesday, October 2; Wednesday, October 3; Thursday, October 4; Friday, October 5; and Saturday, October 6

DSNAP hours will be Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.  DSNAP will not be held on Sunday, September 30th.