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Disaster food stamps sites approved for St. Helena

7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago April 09, 2016 Apr 9, 2016 Saturday, April 09 2016 April 09, 2016 4:36 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

BATON ROUGE – Residents in some St. Helena Parishes will soon be able to apply for disaster food stamps benefits.

The following St. Helena ZIP codes have been approved for DSNAP disaster food assistance: 70422, 70441, 70443, 70444.

Residents in those locations can apply for DSNAP benefits starting Tuesday at the Greater turner Chapel AME at 875 Turner Chapel Rd. in Greensburg. The location will be open between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and will serve applicants on a schedule based on the first letter of the applicants’ last name.

Applicants with a last name starting with A through K can apply on Tuesday or Thursday. Applicants with  a last name starting with L through Z can apply Wednesday or Friday.

Applicants must go to the DSNAP site to apply and receive benefits. Accommodations can be made for the elderly and people with disabilities.

Households who receive regular SNAP benefits do not need to apply to receive DSNAP benefits. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is encouraging all residents to pre-register online at www.dcfs.la.gov/dsnap or by phone at 1-888-524-3578.

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