Governor McCrory's Request for Disaster Food Assistance Approved for 13 Additional Counties Impacted by Hurricane Matthew | Eastern North Carolina Now

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Press Release:

    Raleigh, N.C.     Governor Pat McCrory's request for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits for thousands of households impacted by Hurricane Matthew was approved today for an additional 13 North Carolina counties by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This announcement comes on the heels of the governor's visit to Princeville and meeting with the North Carolina congressional delegation yesterday, where he identified securing disaster food benefits for Princeville and other communities as a top priority.

    "The addition of these 13 counties to the 18 counties approved last week is imperative to the recovery of our citizens after Hurricane Matthew," Governor McCrory said. "With this approval, thousands more families from Princeville and across the state will receive food benefits to help them in their time of need."

    This benefit will help individuals who are not currently receiving Food and Nutrition Services, or food stamp benefits. Disaster assistance has been approved for residents of Bertie, Craven, Combed, Gates, Lee, Martin, Moore, Nash, Onslow, Pitt, Wake, Washington and Wilson counties.

    Last week, 18 counties were approved for disaster food benefits. The application period for these 18 counties ends Wednesday.

    Residents in the impacted counties who are not currently receiving Food and Nutrition Services benefits may qualify for disaster assistance for a one-month period if they have suffered losses from Hurricane Matthew, including:

  • Destroyed or damaged homes
  • Disaster-related expenses
  • Loss of income or food as a result of power outage or household flooding

    The federal government determines eligibility based on available income and resources.

    For more information on Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits, click here.

  • Contact: McCrory Communications

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