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IDHS: Assistance for SNAP households affected by tornadoes

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) -

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has announced assistance for SNAP households affected by last weekend’s deadly tornadoes.

IDHS says the state will issue replacement Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for food that was destroyed in the disaster.

“Many families lost everything in the tornadoes and we are pleased to be able to offer immediate food assistance to qualifying families,” said IDHS Secretary Michelle R.B. Saddler. “The SNAP program can help ensure that families have enough to eat while they rebuild their lives.”

Active SNAP recipients that lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to the November 17 disaster or that experienced subsequent power outages lasting more than four hours have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 27 to request replacement.

Those requesting replacement SNAP benefits must visit their local IDHS Family and Community Resource Center.

Office locations can be found at www.dhs.state.il.us or by calling the IDHS helpline at (800) 843-6154.

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