Department of Social Services
Hoke County Government will be implementing steps to limit the exposure of our staff and citizens to COVID-19 and other infections. Our main priority is the safety and security of our Community; therefore, the following measures will be implemented beginning Tuesday, March 17:
Department of Social Services Clients that have questions or only need to turn in documents use the following ways:
Fax documents to 910-875-1068
Use the drop box in front of the DSS Building at 314 S. Magnolia Street Raeford, NC 28376
North Carolina Received Approval for the
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program
Governor Roy Cooper announced today that 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. NCDHHS is working to operationalize the program and families will begin to receive this benefit in coming weeks.
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 be able to use the P-EBT benefit to purchase food items at EBT authorized retailers, including most major grocery stores.
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.
Healthy Helping is a produce prescription program for North Carolina residents who are currently receiving SNAP and have been impacted by COVID-19. The program is a three-month benefit and ends Dec. 31.
Spend Healthy Helping dollars each time you shop by using your MVP card to purchase eligible fruits and vegetables. You can buy fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables without added salt, sugar or fat. For frozen or canned foods, look for the WIC label.
Each month, load $40 onto your MVP card by making a purchase of any amount using both your MVP and SNAP EBT cards. Continue to purchase fruits and vegetables.
To enroll in the program or for more information, call 910-875-8725