Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval for emergency food assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Delta.
The Disaster Household Distribution (DHD) Temporary Emergency Food Program (TEFAP) will last until October 31, 2020 or until DSNAP is implemented.
It is estimated that approximately 250,000 individuals will be served over the three week period. This is based on the need that existed for Hurricane Laura which impacted much of the same areas.
25 parishes are eligible including: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Rapides, and Vernon.
Food banks will provide drive through and site pick-up points. The food package will consist of 25 pounds canned goods, fruits, vegetables, protein items and other staples such as flour, pasta and rice.
DHD food distributions will not operate in any area where DSNAP is in effect.