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Food Assistance for Disaster Relief

Hawaii Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Last Published: 06/19/2018

Incident: Volcano and Earthquakes

When: Began May 3, 2018 and continuing

FNS Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • On June 8, 2018, FNS approved Hawaii's request to extend the timely household reporting of food loss waiver for Hawaii County through July 5, 2018.  This waiver approval allows households to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through July 5, 2018.

  • On May 12, 2018, FNS approved the Hawaii request for timely household reporting of food loss for Hawaii County. This waiver approval allowed households to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through June 4, 2018. These replacement SNAP benefits allowed households to replace food lost due to volcanic eruption, lava intrusion, and high levels of Sulfur Dioxide.

 

Incident: Flooding and Landslides

When: April 13-15, 2018

FNS Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • On April 30, 2018 FNS approved a Hawaii request for timely household reporting of food loss for the affected areas of Kauai County. This waiver approval allowed households that suffered power outages resulting from flooding and landslides, which occurred between April 13 and April 15, in the Hanalei region, to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through May 16, 2018. These replacement SNAP benefit allowed households to replace food lost as a result of the flooding and landslides.  On May 18, 2018, FNS approved Hawaii’s request for extension, which will allowed households that suffered power outages resulting from flooding and landslides to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits until June 4, 2018. 

Hawaii Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Website:

https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1252

 

If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your State, please contact your local State office.

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