Family & Community COVID-19 Resources

Food Assistance

Locate Nearby Free Meal Sites

Text FOODNC to 877-877 to find local sites offering free meals. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.  Or use No Kid Hungry North Carolina’s interactive map, which is updated daily.

Find Free Meals

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program

Children who receive free or reduced lunch or attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school are automatically enrolled for a benefit through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program. The P-EBT benefit can be used to buy food items at EBT authorized retailers, including most major grocery stores.

Learn More About P-EBT

Food & Nutrition Services

Information about enhanced benefits for recipients of the Food and Nutrition Services program, including maximum allotments for eligible households, extended certification periods and work requirements.

Learn More About Food Assistance

Resources & Support to Promote Food Security

From SNAP and WIC to free lunch for kids and seniors, get expert insight and find key resources to help you, a friend, or a loved one become food secure.

Learn More About Food Security Resources

Food Safety

Food safety resources and best practices for individuals at home and restaurants, grocery stores, food banks, gardens and farms.

Food Safety Resources

Household Preparedness

Resources for households, including plans of action, personal health habits and more.

Household Preparedness

Financial Assistance

Information from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on mortgage and student loan relief and how homeowners can obtain mortgage forbearance if their finances are affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mortgage Forbearance (Video)

Mortgage Relief Options

Student Loan Help

Consumer Fraud

How to stay protected from online scams, robocalls, misinformation and other ways criminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Be wary of unsolicited offers to help get stimulus checks from the federal government, claims of miracle cures, free at-home test kits and requests for donations.

Consumer Alert on Robocalls

Avoiding Coronavirus Online Scams

Community Groups

Information about how and when groups may gather for events, faith-based services and mass transit.

Guidance for Community Groups

Tourism & Recreation

Information about tourism-related travel and recreation at state parks, historic sites and other locations.

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