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METAIRIE --GNO Inc. announces retaining Smoothie King for Louisiana
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that the agency issued $103,842,960 in Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits in the 21 parishes approved for assistance since Hurricane Isaac.
September 11-- The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that hours have been extended at both the University of New Orleans (UNO) Lakefront Arena and the Alario Center, and additional computers and staff have been brought in to process applications beginning at 6 a.m. and extending until 10 p.m. or when capacity of applicants is reached on site that can be processed by 10 p.m.
Sept. 10--The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has requested and received approval by the USDA to extend the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) for residents of Orleans and Jefferson parishes.
DCFS has also requested an extension for St. John and Plaquemines parishes and is awaiting word from the USDA for approval.
The extension was requested for Orleans and Jefferson due to the large populations of the two parishes and the number of residents applying for DSNAP benefits, while the request for St. John and Plaquemines parishes was because of the impact to the parish.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross and food banks in Louisiana are seeking donations to help replenish the food supplies and other resources they have been providing throughout Southeast Louisiana to people and communities hit by Hurricane Isaac.
The Red Cross, which partners with food banks and other relief organizations, also is seeking donations. Red Cross volunteers will be taking donations Saturday at the LSU football game. Gifts also can be made at www.redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Checks may be made out to American Red Cross.
Hurricane Isaac has moved on. Many people were lulled to sleep by the media and led to believe that Isaac would be a wind and rain event, not too bad by tropical storm and Category 1 hurricane standards. Little did anyone realize that Isaac would not only move onshore just to the west of Greater New Orleans but that he would cause deadly flooding and extensive wind damage for so many people. Isaac liked South Louisiana a little too much and hung around far too long.
Today RetireSafe, representing more than 400,000 seniors nationwide, and joined by local senior advocates from the New Orleans and Jefferson Councils on Aging, Louisiana Senior RX. Louisiana Medicare Rx Access Network, and the Aging and Disability Resource Centers/LouisianaAnswers.com, honored Representative Steve Scalise for his efforts to protect the health benefits and security of Louisiana’s seniors.
For those suffering from the latest disaster in Louisiana, namely, Hurricane Isaac, if you are looking for “disaster” food stamps you might be able to get them if you live in designated parishes, but they go by a different name now.