Aug 17 2018 |
Author: Kate |
As a response to the Carr Fire, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved Disaster CalFresh in Shasta County. Applications will be accepted August 22-25 and August 27-29. The state will not be deploying outreach workers, so we encourage everyone with a connection to Shasta County to help get the word out as quickly as possible given the limited application window.
Even individuals and families who are not eligible for regular CalFresh may qualify for Disaster CalFresh if they:
Lived or worked in Shasta County on July 23; and
- Incurred disaster-related expenses; or
- Experienced a disruption in income; or
- Had damage to their home or self-employment property; or
- Experienced food loss as result of the fire or related power outages; and
Are not already receiving CalFresh food assistance
Shasta County: 877-652-0731
Additional Emergency Benefits
Automatic supplements have been approved for existing CalFresh households in these zip codes:
Automatic replacement benefits have been approved for existing CalFresh households in these zip codes:
If a household in another zip code lost food due to the Carr Fire (including as a result of power outages), they have until August 21 to notify the county and request replacement CalFresh benefits.
(Photo by Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr Creative Commons)