Deadline for Food Replacement Application is April 19th
People enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, may be eligible to replace food lost because of recent severe flooding.
Those who believe they are eligible to replace spoiled food items may file a Request for Replacement of Food Purchased with SNAP Benefits Form. Forms must be completed and submitted to a local DHS office by the close of business on April 19th to receive food replacement benefits. After DHS processes these request forms, replacement benefits will be added to the eligible household’s EBT card within 5-7 business days.
The form is available at any of the six Department of Human Services offices located throughout the State (see below) and all FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers. The form can also be downloaded at www.floodrecovery.ri.gov.
In addition, please call one of the following for assistance or more information:
Department of Human Services locations:
Newport Family Center: 11 Enterprise Center, Middletown, RI 02842 (401) 851-2100
Pawtucket DHS Office: 24 Commerce Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860 (401) 721-6600
Providence DHS Family Center: 206 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 (401) 222-7000
South County Reg. Family Center: Oliver Stedman Gov't Center, Wakefield, RI (401) 782-4300
Warwick Family Center: 195 Buttonwoods Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886 (401) 736-1400
Woonsocket DHS Office: 450 Clinton Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895 (401) 235-6200