Help available for food stamp clients who lost food in power outages
BISMARCK -- North Dakotans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and reside in the southwestern part of the state have 10 days to seek replacement benefits if they lost food due to power outages from the Oct. 4-5 weekend storm. They must report their loss to a county social service office during normal business hours within 10 calendar days of the loss.
The weekend storm damaged power poles and lines and caused power outages affecting rural residents of Adams, Bowman, Hettinger, and Slope counties and the western edges of Grant, Morton, and Sioux counties.
North Dakota Department of Human Services officials will work with county social service offices to issue replacement benefits if participating households had their food supplies damaged or destroyed due to power outages or other disaster situations.
Individuals with questions can contact their county social service office.