SNAP can help those facing flooding

The recent flooding in Nebraska has been devastating for many communities. For those that need food, or have lost food due to the flooding, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, may be able to help.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, “Residents of Butler, Cass, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Nemaha, Sarpy, Saunders or Washington counties who are not currently enrolled in SNAP, but have a need for assistance with food due to flooding or power outages, may be eligible for funds being distributed through the Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) program.”

Because of special disaster-related rules, people that may not usually be eligible for SNAP may qualify for assistance if they have damage to their homes, lost income or have no access to bank accounts or other resources. Applications for Disaster SNAP must be completed by April 4. Applications can be completed at these locations.

Go to the Department of Health and Human Services website for more information.

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