Individuals and families who have been receiving extra SNAP benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency will see a reduction in their monthly benefit amounts starting in March 2023. Due to changes at the federal level, February 2023 will be the last month that emergency allotments are distributed with benefits, so eligible households will revert back to their pre-pandemic benefit amounts.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services has provided some tools you can use to plan ahead for this change. More information about how much of a reduction to expect, how to check your benefit amounts, and where to find additional resources for food can be found on the NCDHHS website here.
Some important community food resources that may help are listed below:
Adapted from NC Department of Health and Human Services