DCF Releases Food Assistance Benefits Early to Florida Residents Impacted by Hurricane Michael

For Immediate Release: October 9, 2018

DCF Releases Food Assistance Benefits Early to Florida Residents Impacted by Hurricane Michael

TALLAHASSEE – To assist families impacted by Hurricane Michael, The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) will release food assistance benefits immediately to all 35 counties included in Governor Scott’s pre-landfall emergency declaration.

DCF released benefits in advance of Hurricane Michael in the 11 coastal counties under a hurricane watch on October 8, and added an additional 24 counties on October 9 following the emergency declaration. Current Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP) customers in the additional 24 counties will be able to access to their benefits by using their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards before the close of business on October 11.

For more information regarding the pre-landfall emergency declaration and a list of the effected counties, please visit: https://floridadisaster.org/news-media/news/20181009-gov.-scott-federal-...

The Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency, helps promote strong and economically self-sufficient communities by administering federal food, cash, and medical assistance programs that help individuals and families on the road to economic recovery.

For more information, please visit: http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access-florida-food-medical...

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