PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Pennsylvania food assistance program aims to help for people recovering from the recent onslaught of winter storms restock their shelves.
Over the last week and a half the Delaware Valley has been hit with multiple Nor’easters.READ MORE: 'Nothing Is Off Limits': SEPTA Announces New Initiative Aimed At Improving Regional Rail
These storms have led to a lot of power outages, meaning food stored in refrigerators or freezers may end up going bad, but there may be hope.
“If anyone receives SNAP benefits and they require replacement benefits because they’ve lost food due to a disaster they should contact their local county assistance office,” said Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller.READ MORE: 2 Suspects In Custody For Deadly Beating Outside Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia
Miller says even if you do not receive SNAP you still may be able to get some help recovering you lost food.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Family Files Lawsuit In Shooting At Pleasantville High School Football Game That Killed 10-Year-Old Micah Tennant
“The best thing to do might be to reach out to either the county emergency management agency or their county assistance office to see what help might be available,” she added.