PENDER COUNTY – The Pender County Department of Health and Human Services announced that residents in Pender County will be able to apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP,” began Sept. 28. Applications will continue through Saturday, Oct. 6.

“The sign-up will take place in the Pender County Agricultural Building, 801 S. Walker St. in Burgaw,” said Carolyn Moser, Pender County Health and Human Services director. “Because we know this could be a travel hardship for residents, we are offering a shuttle from the Hampstead Annex to Burgaw and back.”

Moser said each applicant must bring some form of identification.

The bus schedule starting Oct. 2-6 is as follows:

  • Pickup at Food Lion in Rocky Point at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Pickup at Hampstead Annex at 1 pm only

Eligible households will receive a one-time benefit on a special debit card (called an EBT card) to help buy food. The exact amount will depend on household size, but a family of one would receive $192, a family of four would receive $640 and larger families would receive more.

Residents already receiving food assistance will automatically receive food replacement money on their cards.

For more information call the Pender County Department of Health and Human Services at 910-259-1240.

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