SALEM, Ore. -- SNAP recipients who lost food due to a wildfire may be able to receive help.
The Oregon Department of Human Services said some lost food due to a power outage and others to home damage.
Typically, recipients have 10 calendar days to request replacement benefits. That deadline has been extended in 20 counties for the wildfires that started Sept. 7.
“Replacing SNAP benefits will help Oregonians provide food for their families so they can focus on recovering from the wildfires,” said Dan Haun, ODHS Self-Sufficiency Programs Director. “We hope that these replacement benefits will help alleviate worries about food and feeding themselves and their families.”
The extension gives recipients in Benton, Coos, Douglas, Lane and Linn counties -- among others -- until Oct. 7 to apply to replace food purchased with SNAP benefits.
The amount of benefits that will be received upon approval depends on the monthly issuance.