D-SNAP site open in Jackson County

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A site is set up in Jackson County for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or D-SNAP.

As of 3:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, about 300 households had been approved for D-SNAP benefits at Citizens Lodge in Marianna.

This program is for people who do not currently receive food stamps, but who had damage or loss of food after Hurricane Michael.

Officials are looking at household size, income received during the disaster period, expenses, and losses to determine who qualifies.

Those who are approved will receive an EBT card on the spot.

"Within 72 hours it will be fully loaded and they can go and use it at various grocery stores and things of that nature," Dawn Murray with the Florida Department of Children and Families said.

Organizers are asking people to park at the health department. They'll then be shuttled to Citizens Lodge.

There are parking spots available at Citizens Lodge for those who are handicapped.

The Jackson County D-SNAP site is open through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Citizens Lodge in Marianna and is for Jackson County residents only.

If you're county already had a D-SNAP event, you're not eligible to apply. A couple counties have yet to open but are opening soon.