Food and Nutrition Assistance

How can people in NC apply for Food and Nutrition Services?

There are three ways to apply for Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps):

  1. Apply online with ePass
  2. Apply in person at your Human Services (DHS) office. It helps to fill out as much of the application as possible ahead of time.
  3. Fill out a paper application(PDF, 689KB) and mail to or drop off at your county DHS office.

Call your DHS office if one of these methods will not work for you. Watch the video below to learn about applying online through ePass. To learn more about FNS visit the Department of Human Services at 1303 South Cannon Boulevard, Kannapolis.


LunchPlus Club

The LunchPlus Club is more than a nutritious meal. It's a Wellness Program to engage participants socially, physically and mentally. The Club provides a variety of fun, exercise and educational activities. For participant convenience, six locations throughout Cabarrus County are available:

  • Concord
  • Midland
  • Harrisburg
  • Kannapolis
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Northwest Cabarrus

Cabarrus County residents ages 60 and above can participate in the LunchPlus program . It provides an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy companionship. Volunteer opportunities are available. It is a fun and engaging way to contribute your time and talents.

Depending upon location, transportation is available through Cabarrus Transportation Services.