The third phase of the disaster food stamp program begins today as flood victims in nine more parishes can receive a benefits card to purchase food.

Sammy Guillory, with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, says if you lost food or income as a result of the floods and do NOT receive regular food stamps, you could be eligible for this special assistance.

"It definitely provides temporary food assistance for those impacted by the flood."

D-SNAP operations open in Evangeline, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, St. James, St. Martin, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana and western parts of St. Tammany. So far, Guillory says almost 110,000 households have received disaster food stamps and the distribution has gone well.

"Fewer complaints than we've had in previous ones, I think we've had shorter lines, people are in need and we're doing our best to serve them."

Guillory says if you are a flood victim and were denied disaster food stamps, you can appeal.

"Even at the sites, if they're denied they can ask for a review of their application by a supervisor."