(Bismarck, ND) -- The North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services are looking to provide assistance to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) clients who lost food during power outages.
The department says assistance is available for SNAP clients who lost food because of a power outage lasting longer than four hours on April 23-24. Affected residents have ten calendar days to apply for SNAP replacement benefits. This means impacted SNAP households who lost power on April 23 must report their food loss no later than May 3 and SNAP households who lost power on April 24 must report their food loss no later than May 4 to their local human service zone office during regular business hours.
The program will an amount of loss equal to a monthly benefit amount. Those with questions are encouraged to call their local human service zone office or the North Dakota Department of Human Services at 800-755-2716 or 711 (TTY). Local office contact information can be found here.