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Disaster SNAP Benefits Provide More than $4.5 million in Nutrition Assistance to Flood Victims

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The Department of Health and Human Resources announced today that disaster SNAP benefits provided more than $4.5 million in nutrition assistance benefits to thousands of West Virginians affected by June’s floods.

The disaster supplemental nutrition assistance - or disaster SNAP- program was aimed at residents in the 12 counties most affected by June’s flooding. The program provided almost $400 in assistance to about 5,000 residents who don’t normally receive SNAP benefits. The program also assisted almost 44,000 individuals who had been receiving SNAP benefits before the floods.

SNAP is 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families.

The D-SNAP program was held from July 25-31st.

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