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Food Assistance for Disaster Relief

USDA Disaster Food Assistance Help - US Virgin Islands

Last Published: 11/13/2017

Out of State Evacuees Interested in SNAP: If you moved out of the State of Texas, Florida, or Georgia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, or Hurricane Maria and you are interested in applying for SNAP, contact the local SNAP office nearest you. To find your local SNAP office visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/snap-application-and-local-office-locators. You may also call your State SNAP Hotline Information Number found at: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/state-informationhotline-numbers.

For U.S. Virgin Islands:

  • Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP): The US Virgin Islands has been approved to operate a D-SNAP. D-SNAP eligible households in the districts of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas (which includes Water Island).  D-SNAP eligible households will receive two months of benefits to meet their food needs as they settle back home following the disaster. To be eligible for D-SNAP, a household must have resided in the 3 approved districts on September 6 or September 20, 2017, as applicable, and meet other income eligibility criteria. Applications will be accepted November 6 through November 9, then suspend and resume on November 13, operating through November 15.  For more information about D-SNAP, including dates and locations, are available from, the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services. They can be contacted by phone at: They can be contacted by phone at:
    • St. Thomas Office: (340) 774-0930
    • St. Croix Office: (340) 773-2980
  • SNAP Benefits: Information about SNAP benefits in the Virgin Islands, including office closures and other adjustments to the program, is available from the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services.  They can be contacted by phone at:

    • o   St. Thomas Office: (340) 774-0930
    • o   St. Croix Office: (340) 773-2980
  • WIC Benefits: Information about WIC is available from the Virgin Islands Department of health via a 24-hour emergency number: (340) 693-8186.

 

Hunger Hotline: For information about food assistance more generally in the wake of the hurricane, you can use USDA's National Hunger Hotline, which can connect callers with emergency food providers in their community, as well as other social services. The hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish) from Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET).