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February 29, 2024 6:58 pm

ECC Area Agency on Aging can provide help with food

WAYNE COUNTY — Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging is providing assistance to address the nutritional needs of people aged 60 years of age and older by providing a food reimbursement assistance program.

Participants must be a senior aged 60 or older and reside in Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico or Wayne counties. Any food item for the household is eligible for reimbursement.  Restaurant receipts, beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, tobacco and pet food are not acceptable.

Reimbursement is limited up to $500 per household within the grant period with valid store receipts. The store receipts must be from the date of your application going forward. When submitting receipts, please make sure it is clear and shows the entire receipt.

Assistance is based on availability of funding and eligibility requirements. Reimbursement checks will be processed and mailed within 30 days of approval. Receipts paid with EBT or benefit/gift cards will not be reimbursed.

Please only apply one time. Only one call/message is necessary if you are calling to apply. All calls will be returned in a timely manner. The ECCAAA staff will get back in contact with you if additional information is needed. Multiple calls and applications are unnecessary and time-consuming for staff. Once you have submitted your application and driver’s license please mail/email receipts to PO Box 1717, New Bern, NC 28563 or

Call 252-638-3185 for more information.

— From Wayne County Government Website