The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service will end SNAP benefits put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic ends this month. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 law recently passed by Congress ends the emergency allotment of an additional $95 per month that families received since March 2020. Unfortunately, there will be no emergency allotment included in families’ March 2023 benefit. Luckily we have The Advocacy Center which has recommended North Carolina residents review SNAP benefits through www.ebtedge.com or make a call to EBT Call Center at 1-888-622-7328.
The Advocacy Center helps us in Mecklenburg County, and Legal Aid of North Carolina and Pisgah Legal Services provide support in our area. Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy can provide those in need with information, advice, and advocacy in consumer protection, home preservation, health care access and public benefits, immigration, tax assistance, and more. This organization has a mission to pursue justice for those in need. Their vision is to build a just community, where all people are treated fairly and have access to legal representation to meet their basic human needs of safety, economic security, and stability. Learn more: charlottelegaladvocacy.org.