LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Those affected by Hurricane Laura have until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to apply for disaster food stamps.
Twenty-one parishes - including all Southwest Louisiana parishes - have been approved for DSNAP.
Residents of approved parishes can apply by calling 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578) between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. until Wednesday, Sept. 23. After 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, no additional DSNAP applications will be accepted.
Pre-registration online is a helpful first step but is not required. Those who pre-registered online must still call and be interviewed.
When calling to apply and be interviewed, residents will provide information on their household members, income, resources and disaster-related expenses. A list of items to have ready before calling can be found at www.dcfs.la.gov/DSNAP-Laura.
· Jeff Davis
· St. Landry