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As people evacuate for Hurricane Irma, many Floridians have found themselves evacuating to the nearby state of Alabama.

Of the people evacuating a great majority of them rely on food stamps to get by. But what do you do when you have food stamps for one state and not the other?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is letting people know that their food stamps can be used no matter where they go in the United States.

Food Stamps or more formerly known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that the Alabama Local News reports work in every state.

Being able to use the food stamps in this way can provide people a way to get food for themselves while they wait out Hurricane Irma.

In a tweet sent out by the United States Department of Agriculture, they informed people that, “SNAP recipients leaving Florida because of Irma: Reminder your SNAP benefits can be used at any SNAP authorized store in any state. Be safe.”

Both Florida and Georgia released SNAP benefits early so that people evacuating could get food.

According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, they were set to release their SNAP benefits in September but accelerated the process in preparation of Hurricane Irma.

Georgia residents can also access their SNAP benefits instead of waiting for it. Residents of Georgia can also expect to receive replacement benefits if they lost food due to a 4-hour power outage or more.

(Source: Alabama Local News)

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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3 thoughts on “Hurricane Irma: Food Stamps Can Be Used In Any State

    • Cultural appropriation? Yeah, okay, white boy. Insecure much? Why are you on this site pretending to be black? You definitely should take a look at your POOR country mountain folks in KY, TN, and WV before you start talking about who uses SNAP more. I know you’ve heard of Appalachia’s “Mountain People” – The White Ghetto. Please do some research and while you’re at it, buy a clue white boy.

  1. This should make the white people happy. No disruptions in their government assistance, i.e. welfare. They can also pick up a trailer for next to nothing. (see FEMA)

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