USDA Approves Disaster Food Assistance for Jefferson County
BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to operate a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) in Jefferson County. This program is designed to provide food benefits to people who might not ordinarily qualify for the Food Assistance Program. The remaining 33 counties that received a federal disaster declaration will operate a D-SNAP program in the upcoming weeks.
What: Jefferson CountyDHR will be accepting applications for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).
When: May 10-15, 2011
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Invitees:The application schedule for Jefferson County, based on the first letter of the person's last name, is as follows:
Tuesday, May 10----- A-E
Wednesday, May 11----- F-J
Thursday, May 12----- K-O
Friday, May 13---- P-S
Saturday, May 14 ---- T-Z
Sunday, May 15----- Make-up day for persons who miss their scheduled application day.
Where: Boutwell Auditorium
1930 8th Avenue North
To qualify for the benefits, residents must apply in person or have an authorized representative apply for them. Applicants must have disaster damage to their homes, loss of food, expenses related to protecting their homes, or lost income as a result of the disaster andmeet income limits composed of net household income plus available liquid resources (cash or money in the bank).
Individuals and families applying for the D-SNAP must submit some form of identification, such as a photo I.D. or documents that contain your name and/or address to verify identity and residence in the disaster-designated county. However, if a person does not have identifying documents due to storm damage, they can bring someone to verify their identity.
For more information, please call that Alabama Department of Human Resources at (334) 242-1310 or Congresswoman Sewell’s Office at (202) 225-2665.