Mississippi Disaster Nutrition Assistance
Incident: Tornadoes and Severe Weather
When: Began January 21, 2017
FNS Disaster Nutrition Assistance
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- On January 30, 2017, FNS approved the State's request to extend the amount of time SNAP recipients in Lauderdale County had to request food purchased with SNAP benefits that was destroyed due to tornadoes, high winds and hail. SNAP recipients in Lauderdale County had until February 11, 2017, to report their food losses and request replacement SNAP benefits from their local offices. Replacements were authorized for the amount of loss, not to exceed the monthly allotment for the household.
Mississippi Disaster Response Website:
If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your state, please contact your local state office.