EBR residents apply for disaster assistance
BATON ROUGE - Residents directly impacted by Hurricane Isaac are now able to apply for food stamps, but they have limited time to do so.
The Department of Children and Family Services have opened six locations in East Baton Rouge Parish to create more space for people to apply for aid. They have 3,000 officials and volunteers spread around the parish to speed up the process.
With all the extra help and extended hours, there will only be five days for people to apply for the assistance.
The extended hours will help those who work late, but if you still can't make it to one of the locations, you can send an authorized rep.
"Today is the only day that letters A though C can actually come and apply for benefits," said DCFS representative Trey Williams.
The schedule for EBR DSNAP locations is as follows:
Sept. 24 - A through C
Set. 25 - D through G
Sept. 26 - H through L
Sept. 27 - M through R
Sept. 28 - S through Z
The following sites will be open on those days from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to serve East Baton Rouge residents:
Southern University F. G. Clark Activity Center, Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge
Former Sam's Club, 7685 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge
Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Hwy, Baton Rouge
Healing Place Church, 19202 Highland Rd., Baton Rouge
Former Walmart, 14740 Plank Rd., Baker
Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9030 S. Landry Rd., Gonzales
People are encouraged to pre-apply either online at the DCFS website, or by calling 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578).
If you already receive food stamps, you do not have to visit one of the six locations.