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Food Assistance for Disaster Relief

USDA Disaster Food Assistance Help - Florida

Last Published: 11/08/2017

Out of State Evacuees Interested in SNAP: If you moved out of the State of Texas, Florida, or Georgia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, or Hurricane Maria and you are interested in applying for SNAP, contact the local SNAP office nearest you. To find your local SNAP office visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/snap-application-and-local-office-locators. You may also call your State SNAP Hotline Information Number found at: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/state-informationhotline-numbers.

For Florida:

  • Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP): The State of Florida has been approved to operate a D-SNAP. D-SNAP eligible households in certain affected counties will receive two months of benefits to meet their food needs as they settle back home following the disaster. To be eligible for D-SNAP, a household must have lived in an identified disaster area on September 5, 2017 and meet other income eligibility criteria. For more information about D-SNAP, including dates and locations, please visit the Florida Department of Children and Families website at http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
     
  • SNAP Benefits:  Information about SNAP benefits in Florida is available on the Florida Department of Children and Families website at www.myflorida.com/accessflorida. Or you can call 1-866-762-2237; however, please note that customers may experience longer than usual wait times on the phone due to the high volume of calls received by call centers.
     
  • WIC Benefits: Information about WIC benefits in Florida is available on the Florida Department of Health website at http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/wic/index.html or call 1-800-342-3556.

 

Hunger Hotline: For information about food assistance more generally in the wake of the hurricane, you can use USDA's National Hunger Hotline, which can connect callers with emergency food providers in their community, as well as other social services. The hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish) from Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET).