The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is running a program to help Florida residents seeking disaster relief to meet their food needs. To be eligible for that Florida Disaster SNAP Benefits ProgramIndividuals must have lived or worked in one of the 48 declared districts on September 5th.
Only qualified and eligible households and individuals in certain affected countries will receive benefits from the Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program.
In addition, this program is not conducted in relation to first come, first served. However, all applications are received and processed at the appropriate point in the district. Individuals and households are hereby invited to pre-register online. This pre-registration is a short application process where your information is added to the system prior to your local site visit.
Florida Disaster SNAP Benefits Application
To make your visit to your local Food for Florida website as convenient as possible,
- Please complete the initial application the day before you visit your local website.
- Only one applicant needs to visit the website in person as only one EBT card is issued per eligible household.
- Don’t forget to go to the local website for your last name on the date provided.
- Current Food Aid participants should not visit the Food for Florida local website or pre-register again. This is because additional benefits are added to your EBT card for September / October. This will be done within five days of your county’s Food for Florida website opening.
Only one EBT card is issued per eligible household. In addition, only the EBT cardholders need to visit the local Food for Florida website in person. Each additional participation can lead to longer queues and longer service times.
The Florida Disaster SNAP benefit program is open nationwide. This assistance serves eligible Florida residents who have lived or worked in FEMA’s 48 counties that have been declared individual assistance following damage from Hurricane Irma.