CAPE MAY COUNTY ANNOUNCES ASSISTANCE TO THOSE IMPACTED BY HURRICANE IRENE

The Cape May County Board of Social Services will be taking Disaster Food Stamp Assistance applications and assisting ongoing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients with replacement and supplemental food assistance at the Cape May County Board of Social Services building located at 4005 Route 9 South in Rio Grande, New Jersey from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at several off site locations starting Monday, September 12, 2011.  The multiple locations will provide easy access for eligible county residents who experienced extreme material losses during Hurricane Irene or subsequent flooding to apply for food assistance through the disaster-related Supplemental Nutritional Program (D-SNAP) and SNAP programs.  Applications will be taken through September 20, 2011.

Applications at the Social Services Building will be taken in alphabetical order as follows:  Monday, 9/12 Last name A-D; Tuesday, 9/13 Last name E-H; Wednesday, 9/14 Last name I-K; Thursday, 9/15 Last name L-M; Friday, 9/16 Last name O-R; Monday, 9/19  Last name S-V and Tuesday, 9/20 Last name W-Z.

The following county libraries and the Ocean City library will take applications between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the designated date.

Monday, 9/12/2011     Cape May Branch Library

Ocean & Hughes Streets

Cape May, NJ  08204

Phone:  (609) 884-9568

Primarily serving residents of the City of Cape May, Borough of Cape May Point, Borough of West Cape May and Lower Township (south of the canal)

Tuesday, 9/13/2011     Wildwood Crest Branch Library

6301 Ocean Avenue

Wildwood Crest, NJ  08260

Phone:  (609) 522-0564

Primarily serving residents of North Wildwood, Wildwood, West Wildwood and Wildwood Crest

Wednesday, 9/14/2011 Lower Cape Branch Library

2600 Bayshore Road

Villas, NJ  08251

Phone:  (609) 886-8999

Primarily serving residents of Lower Township

Thursday, 9/15/2011    Woodbine Branch Library

800 Monroe Street

Woodbine, NJ  08270

Phone:  (609) 861-2501

Primarily serving residents of Woodbine and Dennis Township

Friday, 9/16-2011        Ocean City Library

1735 Simpson Avenue

Ocean City, NJ  08226

Phone:  (609) 399-2434

Primarily serving residents of Ocean City, Sea Isle City and Upper Township

Monday, 9/19/2011     Main Library

30 West Mechanic Street

Cape May Court House, NJ  08260

Phone:  (609) 463-6350

Primarily serving residents of Middle Township, Stone Harbor, Avalon and Dennis Township

For additional information and to view income limits by family size, please go to the Cape May County Board of Social Services website at http://cmbss.comor the County website capemaycountygov.net and click on Board of Social Services.

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