Mississippi families affected by Hurricane Ida that were receiving SNAP benefits have received $1,058,673 in SNAP replacements following the storm.
Families in thirty-eight (38) impacted counties could request replacement for SNAP benefits for food loss due to power outages or other storm-related loss. Qualifying families were provided replacement benefits.
The following counties were able to request replacement benefits: Adams, Amite, Calhoun, Claiborne, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lafayette, Lamar, Lawrence, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Neshoba, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Quitman, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Sunflower, Walthall, Warren, Wilkinson, and Yazoo.
Approved by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, the benefits assure that nutritional food options are available to Mississippi families following a disaster.
“MDHS is here to assist Mississippi families during a difficult time; replacement benefits provide timely support to our clients with assistance when they need the support the most.” MDHS Executive Director Robert G. “Bob,” Anderson.