February food stamps available early due to federal shutdown​

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RALEIGH · January 17, 2019 – If you receive Food and Nutrition Services benefits (food stamps), your February benefits will be available early, at 6 a.m. on Sunday, January 20, due to the federal government shutdown.

“However, participants should be aware that since there will be no [Food and Nutrition Services] benefits issued in the month of February, they should plan accordingly,” the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services warned in its announcement on January 11.

Read the announcement from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.