DHS Offers SNAP Assistance to Saline County Residents Affected by Tornado

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

3/8/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 8, 2012 

CONTACT:

Januari Smith Trader (217) 558-1544

Individuals must apply by March 22

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced assistance for families affected by the Southern Illinois tornado. In light of last month's tornado that devastated Harrisburg, DHS will issue replacement Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for food that was destroyed in the disaster.

Active SNAP recipients who lost food that was purchased with SNAP benefits due to the February 29 disaster or subsequent power outages have until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22 to request replacement. Individuals requesting replacement must visit the Saline County Family Community Resource Center, located at 320 E. Raymond St. in Harrisburg.

For more information, please call the DHS Harrisburg office at (618) 253-7161 or TTY: (866) 847-6174.