Evangeline, St. Martin Parish DSNAP Sites Announced
BATON ROUGE -The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced locations where residents in Evangeline Parish (ZIP codes 70515, 70524, 70535, 70554, 70576, and 70586), St. Martin Parish can finalize applications for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits.
DSNAP operations will open Tuesday, September 6, through Saturday, September 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the following Acadiana parishes:
- Evangeline Parish ZIP codes 70515, 70524, 70535, 70554, 70576, and 70586
- Mamou Recreation Center, 98 Main St., Mamou
- St. Martin Parish
- Magnolia Park Recreational Center, 100 N. Main St., St. Martinville
To minimize wait times, applicants and anyone who pre-registered for benefits must go to the DSNAP location on the day indicated by the first letter of their last name.
- Tuesday, September 6: A-F
- Wednesday, September 7 G-N
- Thursday, September 8: O-Z
- **Friday, September 9: A-K applicants unable to make prior scheduled day
- Saturday, September 10: L-Z applicants unable to make prior scheduled day
Residents are encouraged to preregister for DSNAP online at www.dcfs.la.gov/preregister or by phone at 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578) before visiting a DSNAP location. The DCFS Call Center will be available Tuesday, September 6, through Friday, September 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, September 10, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for residents to pre-register by phone. Customer Service Representatives will not be available to take pre-registration calls on Sunday, September 4, and Labor Day, Monday, September 5.Pre-registration is not a DSNAP application, but helps to expedite the time spent at a DSNAP site.
DSNAP eligibility is not based solely on income. Eligibility is determined by a household's income that has been or is expected to be received from August 10 through September 8, available cash on hand, such as balances in checking and savings accounts, and disaster related expenses paid from August 10 through September 8.
Parishes approved for automatic disaster-related SNAP benefits include St. Martin and West Feliciana.