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Sep 07, 2012
DCFS Approves 14,468 Applicants at DSNAP Sites Thursday
27,105 approved in nine parishes since program launch on Wednesday

09.07.12 - More than 14,468 applicants were approved for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits on Thursday, totaling more than $6 million, an increase of more than 1800 households and nearly $687,000 in DSNAP benefits from Wednesday.

The La. Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Suzy Sonnier said that in two days, more than 27,105 households have been approved, totaling $11,359,098 in DSNAP benefits.

DSNAP totals by parish for the two days are:
Parish DSNAP Cards DSNAP Total
Ascension 1271 $593,256
Jefferson 8222 $3,668,750
Lafourche 1719 $769,664
Livingston 1347 $652,677
Orleans 8370 $2,884,621
Plaquemines 683 $299,881
St. Bernard 1206 $513,903
St. John the Baptist 1656 $735,329
St. Tammany 2631 $1,241,017

DSNAP, formerly called Disaster Food Stamps, provides food assistance for eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster. Income guidelines do apply.

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