MENDOCINO Co., 11/10/19 — Replacement benefits are now available for people who receive Cal Fresh/EBT benefits in Mendocino County and lost electricity during the October 26 - 29 PG&E power shut-offs, which here in Mendocino County lasted at least four days, depending on location, and effected all PG&E customers. The reimbursement of benefits is intended to help replace food that may have spoiled during the power shut-offs.
In order to receive the replacement benefits, you must apply by November 22, by contacting the Mendocino County Health and Human Services in Ukiah or Fort Bragg.
Here's the full announcement from Mendocino County HHSA:
Food Benefit Replacement for CalFresh Beneficiaries
CalFresh beneficiary households in Mendocino County who lost food during the 10/26 - 10/29 Public Safety Power Shutoff may be eligible to receive a replacement of a portion of their CalFresh allotment. The California State Department of Social Services has approved to waive the normal 10-day reporting requirement. Individual replacement requests for food loss must now be submitted by November 22, 2019. To request replacement benefits, please contact our eligibility offices:
737 S State Street, Ukiah CA 95482
Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1 (877) 327-1711 or (707) 463-7700
Fort Bragg Office
764 S Franklin Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – noon; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1 (877) 327-1677 or (707) 962-1000