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Some DHHS Disaster SNAP Assistance sites closing due to weather

Posted: 4:26 PM, Apr 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-09 21:26:49Z
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Due to the threat of severe weather in areas of Nebraska, some Disaster Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (D-SNAP) assistance sites will close.

“While we want to make sure Nebraskans who need help recovering from last month’s flooding get that help, we also want to make sure the public and our teammates stay safe,” said Matt Wallen, Director of the Division of Children and Family Services, which administers SNAP and other economic assistance programs. “Officials with our federal partner, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, have agreed to allow the closures and to keep the sites and the D-SNAP application period open additional days next week.”

Numerous central and northeastern Nebraska counties are under a blizzard or winter storm warning starting Wednesday afternoon.

“Many of the people working at our disaster assistance sites drive long distances each day to get to the locations,” said Wallen in a press release. “We are also encouraging those who need our help to stay home and stay safe until the winter storm system passes.”

D-SNAP offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster. The program is designed to help when people return to their homes and have access to grocery stores and electricity.

The following is a schedule of closings:

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Albion

April 11

April 12, April 15 – 16

Broken Bow

April 11

April 12, April 15 – 16

Falls City

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April 10 – 15

Gibbon

April 11

April 12, April 15 – 16

Niobrara

April 10 – 12

April 15 – 18

Pender

April 11

April 12, April 15 – 16