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SNAP Clients may be Eligible for Disaster Related Benefits 08.23.16 -Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who reside in an impacted area and suffered an adverse effect or food loss may request supplemental or replacement benefits. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received approval from the federal Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for nine parishes to receive automatic disaster supplements for SNAP and 11 parishes to receive automatic replacement SNAP benefits. East Feliciana Parish ZIP Code 70789 Added to Phase One of DSNAP 08.23.16 - The federal Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved an additional ZIP code for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) beginning today, through Saturday, August 27. Residents living in East Feliciana Parish ZIP code 70789 and who were impacted by the flooding are now eligible to apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP).
More than 7,000 Households Receive Disaster Food Assistance on First Day of DSNAP Operation 08.23.16 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) issued more than $2.8 million in disaster food benefits to 7,062 households who applied for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) aid in eight parishes Monday, August 22. Important Information for SNAP Clients 08.21.16 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) clients who have lost their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card due to the flooding may make food purchases at authorized retailers using their EBT card number, as long as they also know their account PIN.
Additional ZIP Codes Approved for Phase One of DSNAP 08.21.16 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received approval from the federal Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for additional ZIP codes in previously approved Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) parishes. DCFS Announces Parish Locations for First Phase of DSNAP 08.19.16 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced the first of three phases of the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for residents to finalize applications for DSNAP benefits.
Flood Victims Encouraged to Pre-Register for DSNAP Benefits 08.15.16 -The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging those who have experienced loss or damage in the severe storms and flooding to pre-register for benefits under the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP). DCFS Launches Effort to Improve Foster Care by Redefining the Role of Caregivers 08.10.16 - Today, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Louisiana Institute for Children in Families and the Pelican Center for Children and Families, introduced the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI), a movement aimed at improving foster care in Louisiana by redefining the role of caregivers.
Newborn Safely Relinquished to Safe Haven Facility in Baton Rouge 05.24.16 - An infant was safely handed over today to an employee at a Baton Rouge-area fire station under Louisiana's Safe Haven law after the child's mother said she was no longer able to care for the child. FNS Approves Four Additional ZIP Codes for Franklin DSNAP 04.14.16 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received approval from the federal Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for additional ZIP codes in Franklin Parish that were impacted by recent floods to be added to the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP). Beginning Thursday, April 14, Franklin parish ZIP codes 71243, 71249, 71336 and 71378 may apply for disaster food benefits.
Avoyelles Parish ZIP Code 71351 Added to Week's DSNAP 04.12.16 -The federal Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved an additional parish for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) beginning today, Tuesday, April 12 through Friday, April 15. Residents living in the communities of Brouillette, Vick, and Center Point in Avoyelles Parish ZIP code 71351 and who were impacted by the March floods may be eligible to receive disaster food assistance. DSNAP Sites Approved in Four Parishes 04.09.16 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received approval to operate the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) in four additional parishes - Catahoula, East Carroll, Franklin, and St. Helena - for four days beginning Tuesday, April 12 through Friday, April 15.
FNS Approves Three Additional ZIP Codes for Red River DSNAP 04.01.16 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today received approval from the federal Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for additional ZIP codes in Red River Parish that were impacted by recent floods to be added to the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP). Beginning Saturday, April 2, Red River parish ZIP codes 71052, 71034, and 71115 may apply for disaster food benefits. Almost 52,000 Households Receive Disaster Food Assistance in Initial DSNAP Operation 03.29.16 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) issued more than $19.1 million in disaster food benefits to 51,720 households who applied for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) aid in 23 parishes last week.
Four Parishes Added to DSNAP Schedule that Begins Wednesday 03.29.16 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced today that four additional Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) sites will open beginning Wednesday, March 30, for certain ZIP codes in Jackson, Rapides, Red River and Sabine parishes. DSNAP site information for impacted parts of Allen, Ascension and Calcasieu parishes was released over the weekend. DSNAP benefits are for residents impacted by flooding earlier this month.  


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