Incident: Power Outages and Flooding
When: May 1, 2019 and continuing
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP)
- On June 3, 2019, FNS approved the Kansas Department for Children and Families' request to waive timely reporting of food loss and will allow affected households to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits from June 3 through June 24, 2019. These replacement SNAP benefits will allow households to replace food lost due to power outages caused by flooding, severe storms, and tornadoes that began on May 9, 2019, and lasted through May. This waiver applies to counties of Anderson, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Harvey, Montgomery, Neosho, Osage, Reno, Sumner, Wilson, and Woodson.
State agencies are responsible for requesting and operating the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). For more information, visit the state’s website or call the state’s SNAP hotline at 1-888-369-4777. For questions related to your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, call 1-800-997-6666.
If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your state, please contact your local state office.