BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Thousands of flood victims went to several DSNAP sites across four parishes in the Capital region to get emergency food stamps.
There were seven locations that opened Monday for people really needing the help.
"It's been a real tragedy. I mean we're trying to rebuild, we're trying to stay together as a community. It's just getting real hard nowadays," said Jeremy Chatman, who registered for the service.
Reba Humphries went to help her aunt register. She said her experience was a pleasant one.
"You just fill out the papers and they ask you all the questions about your income and your family and what you lost and everybody was very nice, extremely nice," Humphries said.
DSNAP is run by the Department of Children and Family Services. Officials say it is temporary aid that can help people get back on their feet.
"It provides temporary food assistance for people who may have been displaced or who have lost their food or who have lost their homes and that's what it's intended for," said Sammy Guillory, deputy assistant secretary for DCFS.
Applicants need to bring a photo ID and a proof of residency. Officials say a driver's license takes care of both.
Officials say people can save a lot of time by pre-registering online at www.dcfs.la.gov/preregister. They added that if people do that, it will only take them 10 minutes to complete registration at the sites.
The seven sites for phase 2 of DSNAP will stay open for the remainder of the week. Click here for more information about Phase 2 and the different parish locations.