28 July 2018, Washington, D.C. – More than 1,800 new households impacted by the ongoing Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Island may be eligible to receive more than $460,000 in food benefits from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), the USDA announced today.
Based on local damage assessments, up to 1,866 new households may apply for a projected $461,928 in food support. And 3,697 ongoing SNAP households are eligible to apply for an additional $183,038 in benefits.
The State Department of Human Services will accept D-SNAP applications for 7 non-consecutive days, beginning on July 25 through July 27, 2018, then resuming on July 30 through August 2. The primary application site will be the South Hilo Processing Center, with a supplemental application site at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Each will be open from 7:45am – 4:30pm.