North Carolina Division of Health and Human Services, Food and Nutrition Services
Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is a federal food assistance program that helps low-income families. In North Carolina monthly allotments of FNS benefits are issued via Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (EBT cards). The purpose of FNS is to end hunger and improve nutrition and health. Through the program, eligible low-income households receive assistance to help them buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
WIC is a nutrition program for women, infants and children. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Read more about the WIC program.