Sunday, 09 September 2012 13:09
Monday Schedule: Louisiana Disaster food stamps, DSNAP sites for Isaac relief
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disaster-food-stampsThe Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced it will open Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) sites in St. James and Terrebonne parishes on Monday.

The approval by the USDA brings the total number of parishes currently eligible for the assistance program to 13 -- Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Terrebonne.



The following sites will be open on Monday, September 10 at 8 a.m. and will close when it is determined that the number of people who can be served by 6 p.m. are already at the facility.

 

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Serving individuals on Monday with last names beginning with A-C:

St. Charles --
Mount Airy Baptist Church, Applicants should park under the Luling Bridge, LA 18 at Hwy 310 to be shuttled to the DSNAP site.

St. James --
St. James Reception Hall, 2455 Hwy 18, Vacherie

Tangipahoa --
Harvest Church, 43052 Yokum Rd., Hammond
Amite Fire Hall -- Applicants should park at the Florida Parish Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave in Amite to be shuttled to the DSNAP site.

Terrebonne --
Bayou Black, 3688 Southdown Mandalay Road, Houma
East Houma Bingo Hall, 425 Grand Caillou Road, Houma

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Serving individuals on Monday with last names beginning with S-Z. The last day for residents in these parishes to apply for DSNAP is Wednesday, September 12.

Plaquemines --
Exceleration Church, 202 Woodland Hwy., Belle Chasse

St. Bernard --
Christian Fellowship Church, 5816 E. Judge Perez Dr., Violet

St. John --
New Wine Christian Church, 1929 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace

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Will begin only serving individuals on Monday that reside in St. Tammany Parish and have previously been unable to visit a site. The last day for residents in St. Tammany parish to apply for DSNAP is Wednesday, September 12.

St. Tammany --

John Slidell Park, 105 Robert Blvd., Slidell
First Baptist Church, 16333 Hwy 1085, Covington

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These sites will begin only serving individuals on Monday who reside in that parish and have previously been unable to visit a site. The last day for residents in these parishes to apply for DSNAP is Tuesday, September 11.

Ascension --
Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales

Jefferson --
Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego
Grand lsle Multiplex, 3101 Hwy 1, Grand Isle

Lafourche --
Peltier Park, 151 Peltier Park, Thibodaux
South Lafourche Parish Library, 16241 East Main, Cutoff

Livingston --
Amvets, 26890 Hwy. 42, Springfield

Orleans --
University of New Orleans, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans

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To help expedite the application process, individuals can pre-apply for Hurricane Isaac DSNAP either online at www.dcfs.la.gov/preapply or www.getagameplan.org or by calling 1-888-LAHELP-U (888-524-3578) 24 hours a day. When applying by phone, callers should select the appropriate language and then select options 3 and 3.

DSNAP is an income eligibility based program to assist eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster. Eligibility is determined by federal guidelines and are based on an individual's known or expected income, resources (such as cash on hand, saving and checking account balances) and unreimbursed disaster expenses during the disaster period of August 26 and September 24. For more information on income guidelines visit www.dcfs.la.gov or call 211.

(Louisiana government press release)

 

              

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