Income Eligible Residents to Receive Storm Related Assistance

Temporary emergency food assistance is being offered to Montgomery County income eligible families because of the storm and power outage on June 29, 2012.  The Department of Job & Family Services is offering a one-time, $50.00 food card to income eligible households who are not already enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT card).

Starting Monday, July 16 until August 2, The Foodbank Inc., 427 Washington St., Dayton, will be taking food card applications Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Ask for Kathi. 

Required is a valid driver’s license or photo ID with a current address and a copy of the customers Social Security number. Families must also meet the TANF eligibility requirement, which includes having at least one child living in the home, a household income less than 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and currently not receiving state food assistance. Recipients will be required to sign an affidavit declaring they qualify for the food card and that they understand that it can only be used for food only.

Forty-five Ohio counties had at least 20 percent power outage as of 12:30 p.m. on July1, 2012 reported through the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.  Each of the counties is being allocated $30,000 in Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and non-TANF federal funding to provide disaster assistance. 

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