Are you an OLDER ADULT? Need Help with food?

ECC Area Agency on Aging may be able to help

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.

Eligibility requirements: Senior 60+ and residing in Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico or Wayne County

Eligible reimbursement of any food item for the household.
(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 entire receipt.

Assistance is based on availability of funding and eligibility requirements.

Reimbursement checks will be processed and mailed. This process can take up to 60 days or longer. 

Receipts paid with EBT or Benefit/Gift Cards will not be reimbursed.

To Apply:

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

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