Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – North Carolina

  • Food stamp delay causes increase in food pantry visits, By Molly Parker, September 9, 2013, Star News: “There’s been an uptick in people seeking food at area pantries because of statewide delays in food stamp benefit delivery, say those who feed the hungry locally. The delays have been caused by glitches in the Department of Health and Human Services’ implementation of a new statewide computer system, called NC FAST. It’s meant to streamline delivery of services but has taken off in fits and starts…”
  • DSS workers continue to offer food bank referrals, By Meghann Evans, September 5, 2013, Winston-Salem Journal: “Forsyth County Department of Social Services workers have referred more than 300 families to local food banks over the past month and are continuing to provide the referrals as they catch up with the case backlog from the NC FAST system…”

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