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SuperSNAP - FAQs

SuperSNAP helps make healthy foods more affordable for SNAP recipients in North Carolina, who have diet-related chronic illnesses. Learn more by exploring these frequently asked questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is SuperSNAP?

    SuperSNAP is a program that allows SNAP recipients to load money to purchase fruits and vegetables at Food Lion. Participants must be enrolled at a participating health center and can load $40 per month on their Food Lion MVP card to spend on fruits and vegetables.

  2. What are the requirements? How do I sign up?

    Participating Health Centers:

    • AppHealthCare
    • Blue Ridge Health
    • Gaston Family Health Services
    • MedNorth Health Center
    • MountainWise
    • Piedmont Health
    • Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center
    • Surry County Health & Nutrition Center
    • Wilkes County Health Department

     

  3. How do I load SuperSNAP benefits?

    You can load $40 in SuperSNAP benefits each month. SuperSNAP benefits are added to your Food Lion MVP account after your first SNAP EBT transaction each month.

  4. Do I have to buy a certain type of food to get SuperSNAP benefits?

    Any SNAP eligible purchase will allow you to load SuperSNAP benefits.

  5. What can I buy with my SuperSNAP benefits?

    You can only purchase fruits and vegetables with SuperSNAP benefits. In general, you can buy any fresh, canned, or frozen fruits and vegetables without any added salt, sugar, or fat. Please see FAQ #13 for more specific information about the items you can buy with SuperSNAP benefits.

  6. When can I start loading SuperSNAP benefits?

    You can load and spend SuperSNAP benefits immediately after being enrolled at a participating health center or clinic.

  7. How do I spend SuperSNAP benefits?

    Once you have loaded $40 in SuperSNAP benefits during your first SNAP EBT transaction of the month, you can purchase fruits and vegetables at Food Lion by using your Food Lion MVP card. The SuperSNAP benefits you have loaded will be used automatically to pay for any fruits and vegetables that you buy.

  8. How will I know when SuperSNAP benefits are spent?

    When SuperSNAP benefits are spent, the receipt will list “SuperSNAP” and subtract the price of the fruit and vegetables on your receipt.

  9. How will I know how many SuperSNAP benefits I have?

    Your remaining balance of SuperSNAP benefits will show on your receipt. Please keep your receipt so you know how many SuperSNAP benefits you have to spend for next time.

  10. Click this FAQ to see a list of participating Food Lion stores.

  11. Can I check how many SuperSNAP benefits I have?

    Yes. Swipe your Food Lion MVP card at a cash register without making a purchase or call the Food Lion customer service hotline.

  12. If I don’t spend all my SuperSNAP benefits in one month, will they roll over into the next month?

    Yes. However, unspent SuperSNAP benefits will expire 60 days after the month in which they were loaded. In general, you have at least two months to spend SuperSNAP benefits.

  13. What items can I buy with SuperSNAP benefits?
    What items can I buy with SuperSNAP benefits?
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    The Burt's Bees Foundation
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  • NC Housing Finance Agency
  • Pinnacle Financial Partners
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