Food and Nutrition Services

About Food and Nutrition Services

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is a federal program provides a monthly allotment of benefits issued via Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (ATM type cards). FNS is an entitlement program, so all eligible individuals and households can receive assistance.

Benefits may be used to purchase most foods at participating stores. They may not be used to purchase tobacco, pet food, paper products, soap products or alcoholic beverages.

To learn more about Food and Nutrition Services visit the Cabarrus County Department of Human Services at 1303 S. Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis. You can also apply online or download a printable application here.

FNS mobile app

If you receive Food and Nutrition Services, you can now access account information through a free mobile application called ebtEDGE. The app will allow you to use your smartphone to look up account balance, deposit and transaction history, and benefit schedules. Recipients will still be able to also use existing channels to find this information, such as calling 1-888-622-7328.

Online customer service is also available at

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