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FNS Disaster Assistance

Missouri Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Severe Storms and Tornadoes

Began Dec. 10, 2021

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • On Dec. 20, 2021, FNS approved the Missouri Department of Social Services request to waive the 10-day reporting requirement for replacement of food purchased with SNAP benefits that was lost as a result of power outages, tornadoes and severe storms that began on Dec. 10, 2021. The waiver applies to Dunklin, Pemiscot and St. Charles counties. The waiver is in effect through Jan. 12, 2022.

 

Power Outages from Flooding and Tornadoes

Began May 22, 2019

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • On May 24, 2019, FNS approved the Missouri Department of Social Services’ request to waive timely reporting of food loss for households in Missouri. This waiver approval will allow affected households throughout the state to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through June 24, 2019. These replacement SNAP benefits will allow households to replace food lost due to power outages from statewide flooding, tornadoes, and severe weather that began on May 22, 2019.
USDA Foods
  • Red Cross, in collaboration with Jefferson City Public Schools, has set up a congregate feeding site at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Jefferson City to feed those impacted by the tornado. USDA Foods are being used under the supervision of the district’s food service director.

 

Flooding and Power Outages

Began March 9, 2019, and continuing

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • On March 28, 2019, FNS approved Missouri’s request to waive the 10-day reporting requirement for replacement of food purchased with SNAP benefits that was destroyed due to power outages and flooding. The approval applies to Buchanan County. Impacted SNAP households in the county will have until April 22, 2019, to report their loss of food to their local SNAP office and request replacement benefits. Replacements will be authorized for the amount of the loss, not to exceed the monthly allotment for the household.

 

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 1-855-373-4636. For questions related to your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, call 800-997-7777.

Missouri Department of Social Services' Food Stamp Program Website
If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your state, please contact your local state office.

12/21/2019