BATON ROUGE – Those who lost food due to the impact of Hurricane Ida can apply for food assistance to help replace lost items.
According to the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), a number of Louisiana residents in 25 parishes will be considered eligible for assistance with Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program operations in the event of disaster (DSNAP).
But these people need to seek help when the time is right.
Given the health concerns associated with COVID-19, DSNAP requests are processed by telephone and benefit cards are mailed to approved applicants.
Residents were assigned a day, based on the first letter of their last name, to apply and pass an interview for DSNAP.
The schedule is displayed below.
September 20 – 25
East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Orleans, Pointe Coupée, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana
September 27 – October 2
Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Jefferson, Livingston, Plaquemines, Sainte-Hélène, Saint-Martin (only the postal codes of the lower parish of Saint-Martin 70339 and 70380), Sainte-Marie, Tangipahoa
October 4 – October 9
Lafourche, Saint-Charles, Saint-Jacques, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Terrebonne
How to register
Those interested in applying should first register online by following the step-by-step instructions on the DSNAP pre-registration page.
Then on their designated day, residents should call the LAHelpU Customer Service Center at 1-888-524-3578 between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Translation services are available for people whose primary language is not English.
Click here for more information on the application process.