FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2011

 

Disaster Food Assistance Available
 for Storm-Impacted Residents


 
MIDDLESEX COUNTY individuals and families who experienced extreme material losses during Hurricane Irene and subsequent flooding are eligible for food assistance through the disaster-related Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (D-SNAP).

Middlesex County residents will have seven business days to apply for the one-time benefit, starting Sept. 12 and ending Sept. 20. Applications will be accepted at six sites throughout the County (see dates, time and locations below).

Residents currently not receiving state Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and whose storm-related expenses include damages beyond the loss of food due to power outages may be eligible for this one-time benefit.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Family Development, which administers SNAP through the counties, is coordinating these processes with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services.

The Middlesex County Board of Social Services is administering the application process for Middlesex County residents. It has set up sites in Monroe, New Brunswick, Old Bridge, Piscataway, Sayreville and Woodbridge. 

The D-SNAP application process eases requirements around documents necessary to apply and weighs disaster-related costs with available liquid resources when considering eligibility, according to the State. Benefits are electronically applied to a card similar to a debit/credit card for the purchase of certain food items.

Residents who wish to apply for the disaster-related Supplemental Nutritional Assistance program may visit the County Web Site at http://co.middlesex.nj.us for specific dates, times and locations of application sites. More information also is available at the NJ SNAP page: www.NJSNAP.org or by calling the Middlesex County Board of Social Services at 732-745-3500.

 

 

Middlesex County Application Sites
 for D-SNAP Benefits

Monroe Township
Community Center
120 Monmouth Road
Monroe Township, NJ

Monday

9/12/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

*Tuesday

9/13/11

10:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Wednesday

9/14/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Thursday

9/15/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Friday

9/16/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Monday

9/19/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Tuesday

9/20/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Municipalities Served
Cranbury
Jamesburg
 Monroe
Plainsboro
South Brunswick
                                                             
Old Bridge Township
Police Department
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ

Monday

9/12/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

*Tuesday

9/13/11

12:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Wednesday

9/14/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Thursday

9/15/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Friday

9/16/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Monday

9/19/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

*Tuesday

9/20/11

12:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Municipalities Served

East Brunswick
Helmetta
Old Bridge
Spotswood

Piscataway Township
Health Center
455 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ

Monday

9/12/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Tuesday

9/13/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

*Wednesday

9/14/11

10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Thursday

9/15/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Friday

9/16/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Monday

9/19/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Tuesday

9/20/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Municipalities Served

Dunellen
Middlesex Borough
Piscataway
South Plainfield

Sayreville
President’s Park Firehouse
5 Roosevelt Blvd.
Parlin, NJ

Monday

9/12/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

*Tuesday

9/13/11

10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Wednesday

9/14/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Thursday

9/15/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Friday

9/16/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Monday

9/19/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

*Tuesday

9/20/11

10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Municipalities Served
Sayreville
South Amboy
South River
Woodbridge

 

Woodbridge Township
Health Services
2 George Frederick Plaza
Woodbridge, NJ

Monday

9/12/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Tuesday

9/13/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Wednesday

9/14/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

*Thursday

9/15/11

10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Friday

9/16/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Monday

9/19/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Tuesday

9/20/11

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Municipalities Served

Carteret
Edison
Metuchen
Perth Amboy
Woodbridge

Middlesex County Board of Social Services
181 How Lane
New Brunswick, NJ

Monday

9/12/11

12:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Tuesday

9/13/11

12:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Wednesday

9/14/11

12:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Thursday

9/15/11

12:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Friday

9/16/11

12:00 PM- 7:30 PM

*Saturday

9/17/11

9:00AM- 2:00 PM

Monday

9/19/11

12:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Tuesday

9/20/11

12:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Municipalities Served
Highland Park
Milltown
New Brunswick
North Brunswick
South Brunswick

Residents who are unable to utilize the extended evening hours at local sites may apply at the Middlesex County Board of Social Services located at:  181 How Lane, New Brunswick