USDA Approves D-SNAP for Hawaii’s Disaster Areas

Secretary Vilsack estimates that 16,000 households may be eligible.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that residents affected by the wildfires that occurred in Hawaii last month may be able to receive food under the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). An estimated 16,000 households that would not be eligible under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may qualify.

“USDA is committed to making sure that those recovering from the devastating Hawaii wildfires get the vital food assistance they need,” USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said. “Helping victims of the wildfires is a top priority for President Biden, and we will continue working to expedite access to USDA’s nutrition assistance programs because we recognize that the crisis doesn’t end when the smoke clears. For many families, it may be just beginning.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack as he assesses the need for disaster assistance around the nation.
  • For USDA officials as they provide nutrition assistance to residents in areas recovering from disasters.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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