Lost Food During Recent Storms? SNAP Beneficiaries May Qualify
for Food Replacement

Residents who receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and were affected by last week’s storm may be eligible for replacement food assistance through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

MDHHS is reminding residents they may be able to replace lost food that had been purchased with Food Assistance Program benefits received through SNAP. Replacement food is only available to those already receiving food assistance benefits. The amount of the replacement is based on the amount of food lost by the household, up to a maximum of one month’s food assistance benefits.

Any Food Assistance Program recipient who had food spoil due to a verified power outage or loss to storm damage can call (844) 464-3447 to request replacement food benefits. The deadline for requesting replacement benefits is Monday, Aug. 7.

Our Children’s Mental Wellbeing Matters

Rep. Young Children's Behavioral Health Town Hall

Please join me and my special guests, House Speaker Pro Tem Laurie Pohutsky and state Sen. Mary Cavanagh, for a Children’s Behavioral Health Town Hall on Monday, Aug. 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the South Redford School District Administration Building, 26141 Schoolcraft Road in Redford.

This event will be a follow-up to the Behavioral Health Town Hall event that I co-hosted with Rep. Pohutsky earlier this spring. We will have a meaningful panel discussion with children’s behavioral health experts with experience in different areas of this issue, that will include a parent advocate, educator, provider and youth advocate.

All are welcome.  Please spread the word, and I hope to see you there.

Stephanie A. Young

State Representative

16th House District