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Ohio Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Incident: Storms

When: March 21, 2024

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP)

  • On March 21, 2024, FNS approved the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services request to waive the 10-day reporting requirement for food purchased with SNAP benefits that was lost as a result of power outages due to storms that occurred on March 14, 2024. The waiver request applies to residents of Auglaize, Crawford, Darke, Delaware, Hancock, Licking, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Richland, and Union counties and is in effect through April 15, 2024. 

Past Responses

2019
Incident: Tornadoes and Power Outages

When: May 27, 2019 and continuing

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP)
  • On June 21, 2019, FNS approved the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services' request to waive timely reporting of food loss for households in Montgomery County. This waiver approval will allow affected households in Montgomery County to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through July 5, 2019. These replacement SNAP benefits will allow households to replace food lost due to power outages caused by tornadoes that began on May 27, 2019.

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 1-844-640-OHIO. For questions related to your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, call 1-866-386-3071.

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

Page updated: March 21, 2024