Flood food assistance available for 14 Illinois counties
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Residents in 14 Illinois counties affected by the recent storms and flooding are now eligible for food assistance.
Governor Pat Quinn announced that the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) will offer immediate food assistance for southern Illinois flood victims beginning Friday, June 24.
The assistance is part of the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and to qualify, persons must have received damage to their home or business, have disaster-related expenses not reimbursed, or have a loss or reduction of income or food as a result of the disaster between April 19 and May 18.
Applicants must bring proof of identity and show valid address of residence or job in a disaster area prior to the flooding; most benefits will be available within three days of the date of application, and benefits must be used within 90 days.
The applications are accepted Friday, June 24 through Thursday, June 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Alexander County -1401 Washington Ave., Cairo
Franklin County - 1602 N. Main St., Benton
Gallatin County - 320 E Raymond St., Harrisburg
Hardin County - 106 N. Market St., Golconda
Jackson County - 342 North St., Murphysboro
Lawrence County - RR 1 Box 418, Lawrenceville
Massac County - 2301 Metropolis St., Metropolis
Perry County - 120 South Town Shopping Center, DuQuoin
Pope County - 106 N. Market St., Golconda
Pulaski County - 422 S. Blanche St., Mounds
Randolph County - 870 Lehmenn Dr., Chester
Saline County - 320 E Raymond St., Harrisburg
White County - 1112 Oak St., Carmi
Williamson County - 1107 W. DeYoung, Suite 20, Marion