Three Squares for CENC: Benefits Outreach

If you are interested in applying for Food Stamp Benefits, also known as Food & Nutrition Services in North Carolina, please contact a Three Squares for CENC  Benefits Outreach Coordinator for assistance. Our team of Benefits Outreach Coordinators are also happy to answer questions you may have about FNS/Food Stamp eligibility. You can also visit to complete a contact form to request assistance. 

Three Squares for CENC Contacts

Three Squares for CENC Outreach Coordinators are available to help answer questions about eligibility and the application process and assist with completing your application. Contact any Outreach Coordinator or request for them to call you at

Outreach Coordinator Phone Email Address
Emily Kraft 919-587-0995
Delores Ortiz 910-973-6192
Katy Forrest 919-909-7469
Dave Madinger 984-789-0915


Additional Resources

North Carolina also offers an Online application called EPASS.

For assistance with existing FNS cases, please contact your local DSS office.

If you need food assitance while waiting for your application to process, visit our local pantry finder to find help near you.


FNS Interview Process

Phone interviews are required for all phone and online applications. Households will less than $150 per month in income may be eligible for expedited benefits. The processing time for expedited benefits is seven calendar days. All other cases may take up to 25 calendar days to process.