Hurricane Victims Apply For Food Aid In Pitt County

The Food and Nutrition Services in Pitt County opened their doors Saturday to Hurricane Irene victims and hundreds of people lined up to apply for food aid

The doors opened at 8 a.m. and by noon officials say over seven hundred people had come in to apply for food.

The program has been set up for those who are were not receiving food aid prior to August and people who received food stamps prior to august but failed to apply for food replacement due to Irene.

Officials say the amount of food aid received is based on how many people live in your household and the amount of overall loss that you have suffered.

Officials say this aid is temporary and it is required that you bring some form of identification when you come in to apply.

In Pitt county, officials say they will be open Saturday through Wednesday September 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • by Kim Location: Grifton on Sep 12, 2011 at 06:44 AM
    Anyone know what the income limit is and where to go to get this help? We lost power for 5 days. There are 4 people in my house. I live pay check to pay check and this will help out a lot.
  • by curious Location: greenville on Sep 11, 2011 at 09:49 PM
    Does anybody know if you're already receiving food stamps, do you still have to go in and sign up if you lost food?? I've been hearing that you don't but just curious because many folks are asking and I'm not sure what to tell them. Some say that something will automatically be put on their card if they're already getting food stamps.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Sep 11, 2011 at 07:55 PM
    while they were drinking,smoking and having a party I was sitting home buying good insurance and had coverage on my food in my fridge&freezer($500-$100 deductable)but who came out on top? they did.
  • by James on Sep 11, 2011 at 07:47 PM
    Did you guys who were turned away due to "making too much $" sign up for Food Stamps or Food Aid? My wife went today and she wasn't asked and didn't have to show any proof of any income. She just had to have a picture ID, the SS#'s of everyone in the house and an electric bill. This was a one time payment that should have been availible to anyone who lost power for more than 8 hours. Income should have had nothing to do with it.
  • by Annoyed Location: Greenville on Sep 11, 2011 at 06:13 PM
    It is based on the amount of money you bring home a month after taxes minus what food you lost, damage to your home, number of days you were without power, all the supplies you bought for preparation of the storm, and the number of people in your household. I got approved to help replace the food I lost and I do not see it as someone else paying for it or being a "bum" as some of you are referring us to. We are getting back some of what we have been putting on others tables for years. My husband works hard everyday and bust his butt to support his family and help others get the services we do not qualify for. If there is a chance for us to receive help at a time like this then I will take it. I have three kids Im doing this for, not myself. For those of you calling these people bums, you should not judge unless you know their situation.
  • by But..who reimburses the avg citizen Location: Gville on Sep 11, 2011 at 02:14 PM
    So if you are not on foodstamps and welfare, you as a hard working individual citizen had to throw out food in refrigerator and freezer that you purchased on sale due to limited income and to save money but no way to recoup. Who is helping the citizen who makes it month to month, works and pays their bills? That is something to think about as many $$$$ of food were thrown out due to no electricity for 3 or 4 days or more.
  • by Jackson on Sep 11, 2011 at 02:11 PM
    Just another opportunity for "needy people" to defraud the government. I suspect that a lot of the people who did this are already on food stamps and lied about it.
  • by But.. who reimburses the avg citizen? on Sep 11, 2011 at 12:55 PM
    Given the length of time power was out and so many citizens through away hundreds of dollars of food in refrigerator and freezer, who is going to reimburse them? NO ONE! Guess you might be on a budget, barely getting by, yet bought surplus food when on sale, but doesn't matter if you are not on welfare or foodstamps to recoup. It is something to think about folks, right!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM
    How many bums can you get to stand in a line? Did anyone count so we will know?
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      by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2011 at 02:15 PM in reply to
      Their is no bums standing in line, How dare you say such hateful words! You should be ashame of yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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        by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2011 at 02:57 PM in reply to
        Well I am not because it is the truth. If it hurts, well too bad! And by the way, it is "There are no bums" and "ashamed" which even a third grader knows
  • by Pam on Sep 11, 2011 at 08:36 AM
    Some people standing in the line smoking, but can't afford food. NOW HOW MUCH DOES CIGARETTES COST?
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      by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2011 at 04:28 PM in reply to Pam
      it helps with their obesity from eating for free and not working
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