Record-Bee: Federal food assistance now available

Sep 28, 2015
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WASHINGTON, D.C. >> Federal food assistance will be available to Valley Fire survivors. According to U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) for survivors of the Valley Fire in Lake County.

“This assistance will make sure families impacted by Valley Fire can get food they need,” said Thompson. “All levels of government must work together during our recovery, and I thank the Food and Nutrition Service for doing what they can to help as people work to get back on their feet.”

D-SNAP provides temporary food assistance for households affected by a natural disaster. Households who resided or worked in Lake County on September 12, 2015, and suffered disaster related damage or disaster losses from the Valley Fires may be eligible for the D-SNAP.

The California Department of Social Services’ (CDSS) will accept D-SNAP applications from September 29 through October 5 of this year. Application sites will be located at the Lake County DSS office (15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway Lower Lake, CA 95457) and Middletown Senior Center (21256 Washington Street Middletown, CA 95461) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.