East, West Feliciana Parishes approved for disaster food aid

East, West Feliciana Parishes approved for disaster food aid

POSTED: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 4:04pm

Sites opened today for people in East and West Feliciana parishes who were affected by Hurricane Isaac to apply for or receive disaster food aid.

The sites will be open for the next seven days, and will help people get Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, formerly disaster food stamps, if they qualify.

The following sites will be open each day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will serve only applicants from their parish based on a staggered alphabetic schedule:

East Feliciana - East Feliciana Early Learning Center, 914 Plank Rd., Clinton
West Feliciana - Independence Community Center, 10498 Hwy. 965, St. Francisville

Schedule:

  • Thursday, September 20 - A through C
  • Friday, September 21 - D through G
  • Saturday, September 22 - H through L
  • Sunday, September 23 - M through R
  • Monday, September 24 - S through Z
  • Tuesday, September 25 - A through M
  • Wednesday, September 26 - N through Z

Applicants and anyone who pre-applied for benefits should go to a DSNAP location only on the day indicated by the first letter of their last name. Applicants who are unable to visit a site on their designated day can send an authorized representative, or go on the designated makeup letter day during the final two days each site is open.

An authorized representative will need to bring a copy of the government ID for whom they are applying for, as well as a signed statement from that person giving the authorized representative permission to act on their behalf.

To help expedite the application process, individuals should pre-apply for DSNAP either online at the DCFS website or by calling 1-888-LAHELP-U (888-524-3578).

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