By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
September 13, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering additional help to citizens who utilize federal nutrition assistance programs.
The USDA announced Wednesday that households participating in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Florida, Georgia, the Virgin Islands, and the Nutrition Assistance Program in Puerto Rico, can now take advantage of a recently approved temporary waiver that:
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said, "USDA stands shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Americans struggling in the path of devastation created by this historic storm. Working with our state and private-sector partners, we are actively taking measures to ensure that people in these areas get the food they need."
For more information on federal nutrition assistance programs, click here.