Food & Nutrition Services

Program Overview
The Food and Nutrition Services program provides monthly benefits allowing low-income households to buy food.  The amount of assistance depends on a family’s eligibility.  Benefits are issued monthly by an electronic benefits card.  

The EBT card can be used at a store just like a debit card.  Each use of your card is automatically deducted from your benefit balance.  You will be given a receipt that shows the amount of your remaining balance for the month.

Ways to Apply
In person, you can apply anytime Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or pick up an application, complete it, and mail it to us. Or apply online at:

You can mail a completed application to us at:
PO Box 30
Danbury, NC 27016

At the Social Security Administration
Individuals applying at the Social Security Administration for Social Security Income can also apply for Food and Nutrition Assistance at the Social Security Office and they will mail it to the Department of Social Services.

By Fax
You can have an application faxed to you, and you may fax applications to us at 336-593-9362.  For more information call us at (336) 593-2861.

Information to Bring

  • Birth Certificates
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Verifications of:
    • Income
    • Monthly Utility Expenses
    • Rent/Mortgage