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P-EBT for Families Whose Children Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch: North Carolina has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, to help families purchase food for children impacted by school closings due to COVID-19. The program provides a benefit on an EBT card to North Carolina families whose children are eligible for free and reduced lunch at school. Families will receive $250 in P-EBT benefits per child, provided in two installments, with the possibility of an additional benefit if North Carolina schools are closed beyond May 15.
Families will not need to apply for the P-EBT program. P-EBT eligible families already receiving Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits will receive an additional benefit on their existing EBT card. P-EBT eligible families not already enrolled in FNS will be mailed a new EBT card in the next few weeks. Families who receive a new EBT card will receive a letter from DHHS in the mail explaining how to activate and use their card.
Food Distribution: Durham FEAST
A partnership between Durham Public Schools, Durham County Government, the Durham Public Schools Foundation, and local nonprofits and restaurants organized as “Durham FEAST,” will launch a new meal support program for children and families starting on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Families coming to school sites across Durham County will receive free children’s breakfasts and lunches prepared by Durham restaurants, while adults will receive shelf-stable food supplies and/or family-style casseroles.
Sites and schedules will be regularly updated at Durham FEAST – Sites.
Food Distribution: Other sites:
  • No Kid Hungry – Text 877-877 “FOOD” for information
  • Research Triangle Charter Academy: Food distribution will be provided for families of enrolled students at the school, as well as children age 0-18. Families may pick up breakfast and lunch at Research Triangle Charter Academy. More information.
  • Memorial Holy Church, 420 E. Piedmont Ave, Durham: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
  • Durham Neighbors Free Lunch, Geer Street Garden, 644 Foster St, Durham: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • World Overcomers Christian Church, 2933 South Miami Blvd, Durham: Saturdays, noon-–3 p.m.; Drive through distribution
  • Mustard Seed Project, 218 Stokes Street, Durham: Fridays only 12:30–1 p.m.
  • Mustard Seed Project, 219 South Alston Avenue #C1, Durham: Monday to Friday noon to 12:30 p.m.
  • The Chicken Hut, 3727 Fayetteville Street, Durham: Monday through Friday, noon–1:30 p.m., Lunch for any child 0-18 years old
  • Grace Outreach Enrichment Ministry, 1607 Angier Avenue, Durham: Third Thursday of the month from 4–5:30 p.m.
  • Grace Outreach Enrichment Ministry, 612 Gary Street, Durham: The fourth Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • You can fill in this form to receive or donate food from Food Not Bombs 919.

    Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC Searchable Database

The Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina will help you fill out an application for SNAP, formerly known as food stamps.