Food assistance coming to Illinois flood victims

ALEXANDER COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Governor Pat Quinn announced that the Illinois Department of Human Services will offer immediate food assistance for southern Illinois flood victims beginning Friday, June 24.

IDHS will offer special Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for residents of 14 counties declared federal disaster areas as a result of flooding in late April and early May.

To qualify, persons must have had damage to their home or business, disaster-related expenses not reimbursed, loss or reduction of income or food as a result of the disaster during the period between April 19 and May 18.

Applicants must bring proof of identity and residence or job in a disaster area prior to the disaster.

A qualifying two person family with a monthly net income less than $1,815 would receive $367, and a one person household with a monthly net income less than $1,503 would receive $200.

Most benefits will be available within three days of the date of application.

Benefits must be used within 90 days.

Applications will be accepted Friday, June 24 through Thursday, June 30 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the following locations:

Alexander County

1401 Washington Ave.

Cairo, IL

Pulaski County

422 S. Blanche St.

Mounds, IL

Franklin County

1602 N. Main St.

Benton, IL

Randolph County

870 Lehmenn Dr.

Chester, IL

Jackson County

342 North St.

Murphysboro, IL

Saline/Gallatin Counties

320 E Raymond St.

Harrisburg, IL

Lawrence County

RR 1 Box 418

Lawrenceville, IL

White County

1112 Oak St.

Carmi, IL

Massac County

2301 Metropolis St.

Metropolis, IL

Williamson County

1107 W. DeYoung, Suite 20

Marion, IL

Perry County

120 South Town Shopping Center

DuQuoin, IL

Pope/Hardin Counties

106 N. Market St.

Golconda, IL

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