“Flood Food Stamp” Applications @ Fannin’s Jonesboro Office

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) applications were being taken adjacent to Louisiana State Senator (District 35) Jim Fannin’s Office in Jonesboro today, sources told Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO).

Reportedly, a Louisiana State Police Trooper and Louisiana National Guardsmen were on hand to provide security. The parking area in front of Fannin’s District Office at 320 6th Street was blocked off with traffic cones.

We found this information on Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham’s website:

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) provides food assistance to eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster. Residents in following zip codes within the 5th district must apply this week for DSNAP at designated sites in each parish. If you live in a declared parish but did not register during your parish’s registration week, you may still pre-apply online but will need to wait for a site to open again in your parish.

Each site will serve DSNAP applicants this week on a staggered schedule, according to the first letter of their last name. Find the schedule, location information and more at http://www.dcfs.la.gov. Regular SNAP recipients do not need to apply for DSNAP and should not go to a DSNAP site.

Residents who live in the following ZIP codes, and who do not currently receive SNAP benefits, may be eligible for DSNAP:

Jackson Parish: ZIP codes 71226, 71251, 71268, 71270
Rapides Parish: ZIP codes 71301, 71302, 71303, 71360

Schedule and Locations

To minimize wait times, applicants and anyone who pre-registered for benefits should go to a DSNAP location only on one of the days indicated by the first letter of their last name. Applicants who are unable to visit a site on their designated day should go on one of the final days specified.

Wednesday, March 30 – A-F
Thursday, March 31 – G-N
Friday, April 1 – O-Z
Saturday, April 2 – A-K (applicants unable to make prior scheduled day)
Sunday, April 3 – L-Z (applicants unable to make prior scheduled day)

The following DSNAP locations will be open Wednesday, March 30, through Sunday, April 3, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

Jackson Parish: Jackson Parish Police Jury Fain Building, 320 6th St., Jonesboro, LA 71251

Rapides Parish: Alexandria Mega Shelter, 8125 Hwy 71 South, Alexandria, LA 71302

Eligibility and Pre-Registration

DSNAP applicants MUST go to a specified DSNAP site to apply and receive benefits, if eligible. Applicants may name an Authorized Representative to go to a DSNAP site on their behalf. Authorized representatives must bring with them to the DSNAP site a picture ID and the picture ID of the applicant/head of household along with a signed statement from the applicant/head of household or an adult household member authorizing them as a representative. Accommodations will be made for the elderly and those with disabilities to reduce on-site wait times.

Regular SNAP households DO NOT need to apply for DSNAP. The program is only for residents who are not currently on the SNAP program.

To help expedite the application process, DCFS is encouraging residents in all affected areas to pre-register for DSNAP benefits. The best way to do this is online at http://www.dcfs.la.gov/dsnap. However, residents can also pre-register by phone at 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578) daily between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Callers will select the appropriate language and then select options 3 and 3. Residents who are already pre-registered do not have to pre-register again, but they should update their information if it is not current. All pre-registrants will have to provide the following information:

Name, Social Security Number, and Date of Birth for each household member
Current address and parish of household
Monthly income for each household member
All liquid assets for each household member (cash on hand, checking, savings)
The information will be kept securely on file and will be confidential.

Pre-registration does not guarantee benefits, but is designed to save time, minimize long waits, and prevent applicants from coming to the site only to find out that they do not have the right information needed to apply.

It should be noted that NO Lincoln Parish residents are illegible for the DSNAP benefits – only those Jackson Parish residents that have a Ruston zip code (71270) can apply.

15 Responses to ““Flood Food Stamp” Applications @ Fannin’s Jonesboro Office”

  1. NowYouKnow Says:

    I think these comments are correct, but check:
    You do not have to have your home flooded to qualify; you can have your car you drive to work flooded, or you can have missed work and lost income due to flooding, or you have been somehow adversely affected so that you need temporary food assistance because of flooding.
    You do not have to qualify for SNAP benefits nor already be on SNAP to qualify.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    why would you need more food stamps if you already have them.i think if you have a snap card you need to spend it out before they put more money on it.it would cut down on the lines and security for the ones that need dsnap.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Yours is strictly a racist comment. More money was made available and whether or not you have spent all on your SNAP card does not matter. The are trying to provide help for those who need it; you are trying to deny help for those who need it now. Be a Christian, Homer, and help thy neighbor. Do you think that you can do that? I just got a good, strong odor coming from 167 south. PHEW!!!!

      • Anonymous Mrs. Says:

        Donald Marion Fowler with his smart mouth

        • Anonymous Says:

          Why don’t you comment on my observation or are you just as racist as your racist lying bugger infested husband? PHEW!!!!

          I’ve always been taught to help those that are not as well off as me. No matter what the definition of “flood” is, some people apparently need additional help. Is it going to hurt you for them to get that help from their government? If you answer yes to that question, then you are one sorry person.

          Please point out where my “smart mouth” was out of place. I still get that smell coming from the white trash on 167 south near Wyatt. Bathing is not considered a sin, you know. PHEW!!!!!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I am beginning to think that Old Man is jealous of anything someone might receive from the government because he doesn’t qualify. He could have completed his high school diploma [and may be gone on to college] and he could have been more than a water meter reader for the mill. We will never know for he had no GET UP AND GO and was satisfied with doing just as little as he could get by with. PHEW!!!!!!! You gets what you settle for and he, apparently, wanted to be a gossiper and a bald face lying sack of buggers. PHEW!!!!!!

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  5. Anonymous Says:

    At least they have stopped calling me dmf or fowler although what I have read on his posts seems to be very intelligent and perhaps above the grade level of some on this forum [not all, just one or two].

  6. NowYouKnow Says:

    I understand those already receiving SNAP benefits are not eligible for DSNAP.
    Also, it was reported in the news media (in this case, KEEL 710) that there is little to no vetting of applicants for DSNAP: bureaucrats fear vetting will likely prevent a qualified person from receiving immediately needed benefits. Rather, they prefer handing out DSNAP to all applicants and retrieving any funds obtained fraudulently at a later date.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I agree that people affected should get DSNAP, unfortunately, in our parish it is many of those who were not affected that are covered and those of us who were are not on the list. As usual, our are is all but forgotten. Thankfully we are a community that helps each other. I am hoping that more people like me will speak up. I am a taxpayer and do vote….. If our current leaders can’t help us I just can’t see voting for them when they need.

    • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

      When the determination has been made to award fundsdon’t begrudge what they have earned

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