FNS Disaster Assistance

FNS provides nutrition assistance to those most affected by a disaster or emergency.

FNS provides nutrition assistance to those most affected by a disaster or emergency.

Disaster Resources

For Individuals

Are you looking for food for yourself or your family?

How FNS Answers the Call to Help

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Watch this 8-minute video to see FNS Disaster Nutrition Assistance Programs in action and the support brought to communities recovering from disasters.

 

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) coordinates with state, local, and voluntary organizations to provide nutrition assistance to those most affected by a disaster or emergency. 

  • 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 people 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).  
  • In certain circumstances, FNS can also provide infant formula and food within 96 hours of a request by FEMA or a state agency.

FNS Responses to Active Disasters

Please click on a location on the map or here for state and territory list. For a larger map, or Google Chrome users, please click here.

 
 

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