The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is running a program to help residents of Florida who are seeking for disaster food assistance benefits to meet their food needs. To be eligible for the Florida Disaster SNAP benefits Program, individuals must have lived or worked in one of the 48 declared counties on September 5.
Only qualified and eligible households and individuals in certain affected counties will receive benefits from Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program.
Furthermore, this program is not done in terms of first come, first serve. However, all application will be taken and processed at their appropriate county location. So, individuals and households are hereby encouraged to pre-register online. This pre-registration is a brief application process that adds your information to the system in advance of your local site visit.
Florida Disaster SNAP benefits Application
To make your visit to your local Food for Florida site as convenient as possible,
- Kindly fill out the initial application the day before visiting your local site.
- Only one applicant is required to visit the site in person as only one EBT card will be issued per eligible household.
- Don’t forget to go to the local site on the indicated date for your last name.
- Current food assistance participants should not visit the local Food for Florida site or pre-register again. This is because, additional September/October benefits will be added to your EBT card. This is done within five days of your county’s Food for Florida site opening.
Only one EBT card per eligible household will be issued. Furthermore, only the EBT cardholders needs to visit the local Food for Florida site in person. Any additional individuals attending may lead to longer lines and extended service times.
The Florida Disaster SNAP benefits program is open across the state. This help to serve eligible residents of Florida who lived or worked in the 48 counties FEMA declared for Individual Assistance following damage from Hurricane Irma.