- Posted: September 24, 2018
- Category: Lenoir County
Lenoir County Updates 9-24
ALERT: U.S. 70 is now open to all traffic, with reduced lanes. You can now go east and west on the highway.
ALSO: Hardy Bridge Road has reopened.
“What’s the Need” nonprofit agency sponsoring emergency supplies distribution:
• Monday, Sept. 24
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until supplies are gone
• Location: Fairfield Community Center, 800 Greenbrier Rd., Kinston
• ID Required
• Food and diapers for small children will require Medicaid card or birth certificate to verify small children in the home
FREE Food Drive
• Tuesday, Sept. 25
• 10 a.m.-until food is gone
• Location: Fairfield Community Center parking lot, 800 Greenbrier Rd., Kinston
ALERT: The emergency field hospital and the Point of Distribution (POD) at South Lenoir High School will cease operations at 11:59 p.m., today (Monday, Sept. 24, 2018)
ALERT: All nine Lenoir County solid waste convenience sites are open with their regular operating hours (see link below for details).
The county would also like to advise you to divide your waste you are leaving by the road into four piles:
* Yard debris (limbs, etc.); wood and limbs must be cut into 8-feet long or shorter
* Construction debris (C/D)
* Furniture (including mattresses)
ALERT: DISASTER FOOD STAMPS (D-SNAP) APPLICATIONS TO BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING FRIDAY THROUGHOUT LENOIR COUNTY
Applications for Disaster Food and Nutrition (D-SNAP) benefits are being accepted on the following dates:
* Friday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Monday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Thursday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Friday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
D-SNAP Application Centers will be located at the following locations:
* Kinston – Vernon Park Mall (Old Eckerd Drug Store), 534 Hardee Road, Kinston
* La Grange – La Grange Community Center,410 E. Washington Street, La Grange
* Pink Hill – Pink Hill Town Hall, 303 S. Central Avenue, Pink Hill
Disaster Food Stamps are authorized for eligible households not currently receiving Food and Nutrition Benefits that have experienced a loss as a result of Hurricane Florence / Neuse River Flooding that affected areas of Lenoir County on Sept. 13, 2018.
Residents may qualify for D-SNAP benefits assistance if their home was damaged or destroyed, they have disaster-related expenses, or they lost income or had food loss as a result of a power outage resulting from Hurricane Florence.
Lenoir County Social Services Director Jeff Harrison encourages families who have been affected by Hurricane Florence and storm-related power outages to apply for the benefits as soon as possible. The benefits are designed to provide one month of food per household. Eligibility is based on income and resources on hand for all members of the household.
Residents currently receiving food stamp benefits, including those requesting Replacement Benefits, are not eligible for this disaster program.
Individuals applying will be asked to provide verification of identity. This does not need to be picture identification; any document showing their name, such as utility or another bill, will be accepted.
Other information you will need includes your home address and the names of all household members and their social security numbers. You will also need to provide income and resource information.
It is very important you give complete and accurate information during the application/interview process. Your application is subject to review by state and/or federal personnel. If you break the Food and Nutrition Services Program Rules, you will be required to repay the benefits. You may also be taken to court and fined, sent to prison, or both.
Because long lines and wait times are possible, individuals are encouraged to bring medications and other necessary items. Due to limited space, individuals are encouraged to limit the number of people accompanying them and to consider arranging for child care if possible. Residents should come prepared for inclement weather while waiting outdoors as no outdoor shelter will be available for those waiting in line.
If your Disaster Food Stamp application is approved, you will receive a Food and Nutrition Services Electronic Benefits Card (EBT). If your application is approved, your card will be activated and you will receive an approval notice in the mail. If your application is denied, you will receive a denial notice with the reason for the denial of benefits.
Customer inquiries regarding Disaster Food and Nutrition Benefits can be directed to 252-559-6400.