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More than 100K households issued DSNAP benefits during first two weeks

1 year 1 month 1 week ago Monday, September 05 2016 Sep 5, 2016 September 05, 2016 11:58 AM September 05, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has assisted 109,610 households and issued more $43.9 million in DSNAP benefits in the first two weeks of its operations.

The second week of the program wrapped up on Saturday in Acadia, Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Staff issued $25.3 million to 62,843 residents in the second week alone.

The department opens its third week of operations Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Saturday, Sept.10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the following parishes:

Evangeline Parish ZIP codes 70515, 70524, 70535, 70554, 70576, and 70586
Mamou Recreation Center, 98 Main St., Mamou

Iberville Parish
St. Gabriel Community Center, 1400 Gordon S. LeBlanc Dr., St. Gabriel

Jefferson Davis Parish
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 515 Bryant St., Jennings

St. James Parish ZIP codes 70052, 70071, 70723, 70743, and 70763
James Reception Hall, 2455 Hwy 18, Vacherie

St. Martin Parish
Magnolia Park Recreational Center, 100 Northside Park Drive,St. Martinville

Washington Parish ZIP codes 70427 (southwestern tip), 70431, 70438, and 70450
Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2201 Washington St., Franklinton

West Baton Rouge Parish
Louis Mouch Jr. Multi-Purpose Center, 152 Turner Rd., Port Allen

West Feliciana Parish
Independence Community Center, 10498 Hwy 965, St. Francisville

St. Tammany Parish western parts of ZIP codes 70435 and 70437 will have a DSNAP site open from Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Friday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Magnolia Park Recreation Center District 12, 13296 Hwy 40 in Folsom.

To minimize wait times, applicants and anyone who pre-registered for benefits must go to the DSNAP location on the day indicated by the first letter of their last name.

Tuesday, Sept. 6: A-F

Wednesday, Sept. 7: G-N

Thursday, Sept. 8: O-Z

**Friday, Sept. 9: A-K applicants unable to make prior scheduled day

Saturday, Sept. 10: L-Z applicants unable to make prior scheduled day

**St. Tammany Parish western parts of ZIP codes 70435 and 70437 will follow the same DSNAP alphabet schedule Tuesday through Thursday of next week, and will serve letters A-Z on Friday, Sept. 9. St. Tammany will NOT have a DSNAP site open on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Residents are encouraged to preregister for DSNAP online at www.dcfs.la.gov/preregister or by phone at 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578) before visiting a DSNAP location. The DCFS Call Center will be available Tuesday, September 6, through Friday, Sept. 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, September 10, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for residents to pre-register by phone. 

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