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Purchase of hot foods extended for SNAP and DSNAP recipients

SNAP benefits
Posted at 12:57 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 13:57:37-04

SNAP benefit recipients will be able to continue to purchase hot goods with SNAP & DSNAP through October.

DCFS announced on Thursday October 1 that Louisiana recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) can use their benefits to purchase "hot" or prepared foods, following a waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

That waiver is being extended through October 31. It was set to expire on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Recipients can use their benefit cards to buy prepared foods available at any Louisiana retailer that accepts EBT cards. Restaurant purchases are prohibited.

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