Grocery store food

Grocery store food

Food stamp recipients who lost groceries during the Oct. 9 power shutoff may be eligible for extra benefits.

The Napa County Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday that CalFresh recipients impacted by Pacific Gas and Electric Company's power shutoffs earlier this month may be able to receive food benefits through the state CalFresh program and federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Existing CalFresh recipients were to receive replacement benefits Thursday if they lived in qualifying ZIP codes.

Others affected may request help seeing if they are eligible for benefits by contacting the county at countyofnapa.org/HHSA/SelfSufficiency, or calling 707-253-4511 or 1-800-464-4214.

The public can also visit the county's HHSA weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations: 2571 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building A, 1st Floor, Napa; 4381 Broadway, 1st Floor American Canyon; 650 Imperial Way, Napa.

Apply for state CalFresh benefits at c4yourself.com.

This story has been updated from its original version.

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Courtney can be reached at 707-256-2221. Follow her Twitter and Facebook accounts, @courtneynteague, for more on her reporting.

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Courtney Teague is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She can be reached at 707-256-2221. You can follow her reporting on Twitter and Facebook, or send her anonymous tip at: tinyurl.com/anonymous-tipbox-courtney.