On December 30, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced that Disaster SNAP benefits are available now for Kentuckians affected by the recent storms and tornadoes earlier this month.
"We really appreciate the extra assistance from the federal government to ensure our Kentucky families who have lost so much are able to have access to healthy food at this time," said Gov. Beshear. "When you're worried about how to rebuild your home and your life, you shouldn't have the extra burden of worrying about your next meal."
Starting Monday, January 6, 2022, Applications may be submitted for short-term food assistance for individuals and families (living or working) in Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren counties.
Additionally, residents who currently receive SNAP benefits can request 'replacement benefits' whenever food purchased with SNAP is destroyed due to power outages and other impacts. Such requests must be made by Friday, January 10, 2022. Some recipients may have already received replacements automatically.
For help applying, call the Department for Community Based Services' call center for D-SNAP at 1-833-371-8570. Applications will be taken by phone from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST Monday – Friday, and Saturday, 9 a.m.– 2 p.m. EST. Applications may also be made at your local DCBS offices in the eligible counties.
Visit governor.ky.gov/tornadoresources and click on the "Food Assistance" tab for additional information.
Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily
Photo Credit: 2021 December Tornado - Mayfield, KY