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LifeLine Phone Service – helping you stay connected

If you receive FNS/SNAP benefits, then you may qualify for other benefits, such as LifeLine phone service. LifeLine is a federal program that provides a discount on the cost of landline or cell phone service. As the name implies, this service can be a lifeline for many. In an emergency situation, being able to contact 911 quickly can be critical. But staying connected isn’t only important when there’s an emergency; it’s important in every day life. A reliable phone helps you stay connected to family, schedule appointments, communicate with your child’s school, and arrange a ride to and from the grocery store. Importantly, you can use your phone to check the balance on your EBT card. Contact EBT customer service by calling the toll-free number on the back of the card.

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Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

February is here. The groundhog emerged last Sunday and saw his shadow, which means we’re in for 6 more weeks of winter. It also means that Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Did you know that the average person plans to spend $133.91 on Valentine’s Day gifts?  That’s a lot of flowers, dinner reservations, and heart-shaped[…] Read More

Find Out if You’re Eligible for NC’s Food and Nutrition Services

Are you wondering what is Food and Nutrition Services? It is called FNS for short and is the North Carolina name for the national Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  or SNAP. SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) is a national food assistance program that helps millions of households access food they need to be healthy. SNAP/FNS provides monthly[…] Read More

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Happy Holidays from More In My Basket

Are you looking for a holiday meal that doesn’t break the bank? With a little planning, you can stretch your FNS/SNAP benefits to create a delicious meal that your family and friends will enjoy. This holiday menu costs less than $15, and will feed 5 people – that’s only $3.00 per person! Dinner Ham Slice[…] Read More

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Do you have questions about the Food and Nutrition Services/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (FNS/SNAP)?  This blog will provide answers to the most common questions we hear.  The eligibility requirements to receive FNS/SNAP have changed in the past few years, so continue reading to learn if you, or someone you know, may be eligible. 1.     Can[…] Read More