Food benefits available for wildfire survivors

By Published On: October 20th, 2020

If you were impacted by last month’s wildfires, you may be eligible for temporary emergency food benefits from the State of Oregon. Disaster SNAP (DSNAP) provides one month of food benefits on an EBT card to eligible disaster survivors or supplemental benefits for households already participating in the SNAP program.

You may qualify if you lived or worked in one of eight designated counties (including Marion, Clackamas and Linn) on Sep. 7, and you lost food because of the wildfire or related power outages, spent money on fire-related expenses including food, shelter, gas, home repair or replacement of household items, or lost income due to the wildfires.

Pre-registration, which is encouraged but not required, runs through Thursday, Oct. 22. If you do not pre-register, you can still apply online between Oct. 23-28. You do not need a Social Security number to apply for DSNAP.

Visit to apply or find more information.