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Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)

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Louisiana is not authorized to operate DSNAP at this time.

There has not yet been a DSNAP ordered for Hurricane Delta. 

DCFS is working with USDA Food and Nutrition Service to secure all federal disaster food assistance possible for residents of parishes impacted by hurricanes Delta and Laura. Stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, here are some things you should know:

  • If you pre-registered for DSNAP for Hurricane Laura (or since March 2020), you don't need to pre-register for Hurricane Delta.
  • If you have not pre-registered, please do so now by clicking the "pre-registration" button below or by phoning the LAHelpU Customer Service Center at 1-888-524-3578. To pre-register with a customer service representative, choose your language, then press the following prompts: 3-3-5. The Call Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Pre-registration gives you a head start on your phone application and interview if a DSNAP is ordered for your parish.

Get more DSNAP information and updates. Text LADSNAP to 898-211.

 


SNAP Recipients Not Eligible for DSNAP

SNAP recipients are not eligible for DSNAP and should not apply. Information about SNAP benefits changes related to Hurricane Delta, including replacement benefits for food lost due to power outages, can be found at dcfs.la.gov/SNAPstorms.


 

Pre-register Before A DSNAP Activation

Be ready if DSNAP becomes available for your community. DSNAP pre-registration is simple and can be done online through the CAFÉ customer portal

Benefits of DSNAP Pre-Registration

  • Pre-Registration will speed up the application process that determines final eligibility after DSNAP is authorized.
  • You may not have access to necessary information following a disaster or evacuation.
Purchase Hot Foods with SNAP & DSNAP Benefits
Louisiana recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) can use their benefits to purchase "hot" or prepared foods, following a waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

 

Dial 211 for Food Assistance
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211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community.

It's single access point for details about food pantries and other food assistance sources near you.

Learn more about the 211 Louisiana Statewide Network


DCFS Customer Service Chatbot - Try it!
DCFS is building a chatbot that can provide quick answers to questions about our food assistance programs. It's a work in progress, but we invite you to try it. Help us perfect this exciting new customer service tool.