How to Apply for Food Stamps in Cumberland County, North Carolina

by Alicia Bodine ; Updated July 27, 2017
Food stamps help low-income households buy groceries.

Items you will need

  • Proof of identification
  • Rent receipt/mortgage receipt
  • Verification of resources, such as auto, bank accounts, etc.
  • Proof of income
  • Copy of current utility bills

Cumberland County, North Carolina, offers the Food and Nutrition Service Program to help low-income families buy groceries. Most people refer to it as the food stamp program. Once you are approved for food stamps, you will receive an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card that you can use at the grocery store to purchase food.

Step 1

Visit or call Cumberland County's Department of Social Services at 1224 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, North Carolina, 910-323-1540 to schedule an interview for food stamps. The office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Step 2

Gather the following documentation for your visit: proof of identification, rent or mortgage receipt; verification of resources such as your car, bank accounts, etc.; proof of income; and your current utility bills. Make sure all of your documents are the originals.

Step 3

Fill out the online application for food and nutritional services, or pick up the application from the Social Services Department. You will need to have the form completed before your scheduled appointment.

Step 4

Bring your documents and completed application (unless you completed it online) with you to your appointment. If you completed your application online, the interviewer will be able to access it from his computer. You will be notified through the mail whether you were approved.

Warnings

  • You will not be able to purchase alcohol, pet food, tobacco, prepared foods, vitamins, or non-food items with your EBT card.

About the Author

Alicia Bodine is a New Jersey-based writer specializing in finance. With more than 13 years of experience, her work has appeared in GoBankingRates, Sapling, Zacks and budgeting.thenest.com.

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