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Several NC counties approved for partial replacement of August food benefits

Hurricane Dorian brought severe flooding and power outages to several eastern counties in North Carolina.

New Trump rules would further restrict legal immigration

The Trump administration is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance, officials said announced Monday.

USDA rule would cut food stamp benefits for 3.1 million

About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration's proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program.

Lawmaker wants to ban people from using food stamps to buy junk food

If one Texas lawmaker has his way, people on food stamps in the Lone Star state will be banned from using using their benefits to buy energy drinks, soda, cookies, candy or potato chips.

NC food stamp recipients to get benefits early due to government shutdown

North Carolina food stamp recipients will get their February benefits early because of the partial federal government shutdown, state officials say.

Millions could face severe cuts to food stamps due to shutdown

If the government is not reopened before March, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could have their assistance disrupted.

USDA moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year's farm bill didn't: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance.
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Michigan policy now requires people on food stamps to work

Many people on food assistance now have to work to eat in Michigan as the state tightened the rules for assistance for certain able-bodied adults.
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Thousands line up to get food assistance in affected counties

The search for help led thousands of people to Independence Mall in Wilmington Friday. They were not shopping, of course, but applying for disaster food stamps and other aid.

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