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CalFresh wildfire disaster food assistance

Melanie Wong | Aug 31, 202010:21 AM    

• On Aug. 26, 2020, FNS approved California’s request to waive the timely reporting of food loss in the eight affected counties listed below. This waiver approval allows households to request, by individual affidavit/attestation, replacement of SNAP benefits for food lost as a result of wildfires and power outages that began on Aug. 14, 2020. The waiver applies from Aug. 14, 2020, through Sept. 14, 2020.

Impacted counties:
Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo.

• On Aug. 26, 2020, FNS approved California’s hot food waiver request. This waiver allows SNAP households in the eight affected counties listed below to purchase hot foods and hot food products with SNAP benefits through Sept. 23, 2020.

Impacted counties:
Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo.

Because many households within these counties have been displaced or have temporarily relocated to other parts of the state, the waiver is extended to the bordering counties of Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Marin, Mendocino, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and Sutter.

For more information, contact your county social services office.
https://www.cdss.ca.gov/county-offices

California Disaster Nutrition Assistance USDA-FNS

www.fns.usda.gov
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