DCFS announces locations to apply for disaster food stamps
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has requested Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Sevice for the 23 parishes covered by the federal disaster declaration.
DCFS is preparing to issue benefits next week to applicants from the following parishes: Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, DeSoto, Claiborne, Grant, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Richland, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Union, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Carroll, and Winn.
DSNAP, formerly known as Disaster Food Stamps, provides food assistance to eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help with groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster.
DSNAP sites will serve applicants on a staggered alphabetical schedule beginning Monday, Mar. 21 and will run through Saturday, Mar. 26.
LaSalle Parish will operate on a five-day schedule, however.
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. Applicants who are unable to visit a site on their designated day should go on one of the final two days specified.
Monday, March 21: A-D
Tuesday, March 22: E-K
Wed., March 23: L-R
Thursday, March 24: S-Z
Friday, March 25: A-K
Saturday, March 26: L-Z
DSNAP applicants must go to one of the following specified DSNAP sites to apply and receive benefits:
The locations will be open beginning Monday, March 21st through Sunday, March 26th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Applicants may name an authorized representative to go to a DSNAP site on their behalf. Authorized representatives must bring with them to the DSNAP site a picture ID and the picture ID of the applicant/head of household along with a signed statement from the applicant/head of household or an adult household member authorizing them as a representative.
To find all the information applicants must bring to register click here.