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Aug 23, 2016
East Feliciana Parish ZIP Code 70789 Added to Phase One of DSNAP
All ZIP Codes in East Feliciana can now apply for disaster food assistance

BATON ROUGE - 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).

All ZIP codes in East Feliciana Parish are now eligible to apply for DSNAP. Residents in this parish are being served at the Early Learning Center, 9414 Hwy 67 (Plank Road) in Clinton.

Phase One DSNAP locations are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, August 27, for residents to apply.

Applicants and anyone who pre-registered for benefits should go to a DSNAP location only on one of the days indicated by the first letter of their last name.
  • Tuesday, August 23: E-K
  • Wednesday, August 24: L-R
  • Thursday, August 25: S-Z
  • Friday, August 26: A-K applicants unable to make prior scheduled day
  • Saturday, August 27: L-Z applicants unable to make prior scheduled day


The best way to pre-register is online at www.dcfs.la.gov/preregister. However, residents can also pre-register by phone at 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578). Call center hours are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Callers will select the appropriate language and then select options 3 and 3. All pre-registrants will have to provide the following information:

  • Name, Social Security Number and Date of Birth for each household member
  • Current address and parish of household
  • Monthly income for each household member
  • All liquid assets for each household member (cash on hand, checking, savings)


Those applying for DSNAP MUST go to a specified DSNAP site for the parish where they resided during the disaster to apply and receive benefits, if eligible.

DSNAP Phase Two will begin Monday, August 29 through Saturday, September 3 for Acadia, Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Lafayette parishes. DSNAP Phase Three will begin the first week of September for all other approved DSNAP parishes.

Sites for these parishes will be announced once the locations are finalized.

 

About Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)

DSNAP, formerly called Disaster Food Stamps, provides food assistance to eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster. The program is funded by the USDA Federal Nutrition Service, which sets guidelines for the program. Residents should pre-register for the program at www.dcfs.la.gov/preregister.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About DSNAP


More Information: SNAP disaster-related benefits



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