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.
Jimmie Wilson, Jr.
House District 32