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  • USDA Foods are currently stored in every state and U.S. territory and may be used by state agencies or local disaster relief organizations to provide food to shelters or families/individuals who are sheltering in place.
  • If retail food stores are operating in the impacted area, state agencies may request to operate a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).
  • A state or U.S. territory may request additional disaster waiver flexibilities to assist existing SNAP households affected by a disaster to have their regular program benefits replaced if food purchased with benefits was destroyed.
  • At the request of a state or U.S. territory and in the event of a Presidential Disaster Declaration for individual assistance, FNS may approve a waiver that allows SNAP households to purchase hot, prepared foods for immediate consumption for a period of time.
  • In certain circumstances, FNS can also provide infant formula and food within 96 hours of a request by FEMA or a state agency.

FNS Response to Active Disasters

States or territories highlighted in red on the map have an active disaster response. Click on a state for details on their current and previous disaster response actions.

FNS is currently providing disaster nutrition assistance to:

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY AS GU CNMI PR USVI Mountain Plains Region Midwest Region Northeast Region Mid-Atlantic Region Southeast Region Southwest Region Western Region
Page updated: June 14, 2024