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The Food & Nutrition Service is working with state and local officials to ensure that individuals and families affected by the Midwest floods and tornadoes have access to food.  Through its Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), people who might not ordinarily qualify for SNAP benefits may be eligible if they have had disaster damage to their homes or expenses related to protecting their homes, or if they have lost income as a result of the disaster, or have no access to bank accounts or other resources.
 
In addition to the D-SNAP, FNS has amended provisions of the Summer Food Service Program in affected counties to ensure that children can eat.
 
Check below for information about your respective state:

July 14th UPDATE

As of July 14th, FNS has approved operation of Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs in Presidentially declared disaster counties in five Midwest States due to recent flooding (37 counties in Indiana, 18 counties in Illinois, 62 counties in Iowa, 13 counties in Nebraska, and 30 counties in Wisconsin).

Being on this list does not mean that a county is running a D-SNAP today. Some counties may have finished accepting applications. Some counties may not yet have begun to accept applications.

Bullet Illinois  (18 counties)
 
Adams Calhoun Clark Coles
Crawford Cumberland Douglas Edgar
Hancock Henderson Jasper Jersey
Lake Lawrence Mercer Rock Island
Whiteside Winnebago    
 
-- For information on how to apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
   Program, call 1-800-843-6154 or visit your State SNAP office.
 
Bullet Indiana  (37 counties)
 
Adams Bartholomew Brown Clay
Daviess Dearborn Decatur Gibson
Grant Greene Hamilton Hancock
Henry Huntington Jackson Jefferson
Jennings Johnson Knox Lawrence
Marion Monroe Morgan Owen
Parke Pike Posey Putnam
Randolph Ripley Rush Shelby
Sullivan Vermillion Vigo Washington
Wayne      
 
-- For information on how to apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
    Program, call 1-800-622-4932 or visit your State SNAP office.
 
Bullet Iowa (73 counties)
 
Adams Adair Allamakee Appanoose
Audubon Benton Black Hawk Boone
Bremer Buchanan Butler Cass
Cedar Cerro Gordo Chickasaw Clarke
Clayton Clinton Crawford Dallas
Davis Decatur Delaware Des Moines
Dubuque Fayette Floyd Franklin
Fremont Green Grundy Guthrie
Hamilton Hancock Hardin Harrison
Henry Iowa Jasper Johnson
Jones Keokuk Kossuth Lee
Linn Louisa Lucas Madison
Marion Marshall Mashaka Mills
Mitchell Monona Monroe Muscatine
Page Polk Pottawattamie Ringgold
Scott Story Tama Union
Van Buren Warren Wapello Washington
Webster Winnebago Winneshick Worth
Wright      
 
-- All Iowa grocers that are licensed to accept SNAP benefits may sell hot foods
    to food stamp clients until July 31, 2008.
-- For information on how to apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
    Program, call 1-877-Yes-FOOD or visit your State SNAP office.
 
Bullet Nebraska  (13 counties)
 
Buffalo Butler Colfax Dawson
Douglas Gage Hamilton Jefferson
Kearney Platte Richardson Sarpy
Saunders      
 
-- For information on how to apply for the Disaster Food Stamp Program, call
    1-800-430-3244 or visit your State food stamp office.
 
Bullet Wisconsin  (30 counties)
 
Adams Calumet Crawford Columbia
Dane Dodge Fond du Lac Grant
Green Green Lake Iowa Jefferson
Junea Kenosha La Crosse Manitowoc
Marquette Milwaukee Monroe Ozaukee
Racine Richland Rock Sauk
Sheboygan Vernon Walworth Washington
Waukesha Winnebago    
 
-- For information on how to apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
    Program, call 1-800-362-3002 or visit your State SNAP office.
 

 
Additional Information

Bullet FNS Fact Sheet:  Food Assistance for Disaster Relief
Bullet FNS FAQs: Food Assistance in Disaster Situations
Bullet USDA Fact Sheet: Midwest Flood Response USDA Actions - June 2008
Bullet USDA Emergency Preparedness and Response
Bullet

DisasterHelp.gov - Additional Flood Disaster Information

Bullet USA.gov - Midwest Flood Response and Recovery

 

Last modified: 07/25/2013