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Food Assistance for Sandy Victims

Monday, December 10, 2012

Volunteers delivering food to their neighbors on Staten Island in the aftermath of Sandy. (John Moore/Getty)

Robert Doar, administrator and commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration and Department of Social Services talks about D-SNAP, a program that provides additional food stamp assistance available for New Yorkers in storm-damaged zip codes. Doar explains who qualifies, as well as when and how to apply.

 

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Comments [5]

"IN A TIMELY FASHION," BRIAN'S GUEST SAID? READ nytimes.com/housing agency's flaws revealed by Storm. CAPTION: "VOLUNTEERS CHECKED ON RESIDENTS IN RED HOOK HOUSES IN BROOKLYN MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER HURRICANE SANDY." WHY DID BRIAN NARROW IT DOWN TO FOOD? ELDERLY WHO CAN'T LEAVE ARE SPLITTING THEIR MEDS IN HALF, PUTTING THEIR LIVES IN DANGER. OUR BILLIONAIRE MAYOR DIDN'T SEE FIT TO EVACUATE NURSING HOMES OR HALFWAY HOUSES FROM AREAS HE KNEW WOULD FLOOD. I SUGGEST HE REQUEST FRIENDS TO GO TO WHATEVER ISLAND IT IS A WEEK OR TWO EARLY, AND LET THE POOR STAY ON PARK AVENUE TO WARM UP AND EAT. WHY ARE NO MEDICS GOING THERE TO HELP THEIR PATIENTS? IS THE NATIONAL GUARD STILL HERE?

Dec. 10 2012 11:14 AM
Donald

George - not true - many of us are still trying to recover. I mean, I haven't been able to get my favorite fine ground coffees from Fairway for almost two whole months! I really don't know what to do - can someone please help me?

Dec. 10 2012 10:49 AM

Are those fema trailers still full of cancer causing chemicals?

Dec. 10 2012 10:44 AM
Alan

Emergency unemployment insurance related to Sandy is not being released due to the one week waiting period in effect for non-emergency unemployment insurance. There is a real need for this first week of payments the week that Sandy hit. Can the guest address this problem?

Dec. 10 2012 10:44 AM
George

Another installment of WNYC's never ending coverage of a tropical storm that ceased being news 3 weeks ago.

Dec. 10 2012 10:40 AM

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