Stories tagged: "food stamps"

Several programs will assist North Carolinians who fell behind on bills because of the pandemic. (image via Getty Pjhoto)
The Pandemic Struggle Isn’t Over Yet. 5 Ways to Get Help in North Carolina With Rent and Other Bills.

Federal COVID-19 relief funds are helping people get food on tables and pay rent and utility bills.

SNAP online grocery shopping (Yvonne Knight via AP)
NC Food Stamp Recipients Shut Out Of Grocery Delivery and Pickup During Pandemic

Last week the state of North Carolina, like most other states, increased its food-benefit dollar amounts, stretched recipients’ certification periods and waived work requirements for qualifying, all aimed at keeping beneficiaries from having to leave their homes.  “People need to be able to feed their families while also practicing good social distancing and following the...

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700,000 Americans Could Lose Food Stamps in April. We Spoke to One of Them.

Because of physical and mental health issues, Damon Smith depends on SNAP to survive. His benefits are now at risk because of a new Trump administration rule.