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Food Assistance Information

Households who currently receive (SNAP) Food Assistance may request replacement of food destroyed as a result of the recent storm damage, or spoilage as a result of a power outage. As a general rule, food will keep 4 hours if stored in a refrigerator, 24 to 48 hours if stored in a freezer. Households have 10 calendar days from when they discover food loss to complete the application.

• Download and complete the digital application form located here:

https://dhs.iowa.gov/…/…/Food_Replacement_Form_470-2920.pdf…

Then submit a clear image (take a picture of your completed form) and submit to: ImagingCenter5@dhs.state.ia.us.

• Forms are available at the Tribal Center as well as local DHS offices and are also available by mail. Completed paper forms can be submitted to local DHS offices in person, by email, by mail or by fax. Use the DHS Office located at 101 Iowa Ave West, Ste 400, in Marshalltown.

Iowa Department of Human Services has offered a pop-up application center for D-SNAP (Disaster SNAP) applications to be hosted on Sett the week of Aug. 31-Sept 4 for applicants who may not typically qualify for SNAP benefits but can still qualify under D-SNAP. Income requirements are offset by expenses incurred in the disaster. DHS will provide staffing, PPE, partitions, etc. This is penciled in dependent on President Trumps approval of the State of Iowa’s application for Individual Assistance. This is expected to be approved – and the DHS is preparing as though it will be.

Along with the staffing for D-SNAP applications, DHS is also coordinating staffing for FEMA Individual Assistance applications under the State (pending approval) and crisis counseling services that week.

This opportunity is open to all Meskwaki community members and staff.

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