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Those in need of food and financial assistance can now get help in person

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Those in need of food and financial assistance from the state can now get help in person.

The state Department of Human Services said that 37 of the 43 statewide locations under the Benefit Employment and Support Services Division will return to in-person services starting this week.

People can apply or renew for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and financial assistance.

The average monthly number of SNAP recipients pre-COVID-19 was 155,000. The number rose to over 200,000 recipients during the height of the pandemic in July 2021.

Online services and call centers under the DHS will still be available.

Click here for more information.

Zoe Dym is a news producer at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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