List of County/Towns: Alva, Boca Grande, Bokeelia, Bonita Springs, Buckingham, Captiva, Cape Coral, East Dunbar, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers Villas, Gateway, Hancock, Iona, Lehigh Acres, Matlacha, Miromar Lakes, North Fort Myers, Page Park, Pineland, Pine Island Center, Punta Rassa, Sanibel, San Carlos Park, St. James City, Suncoast Estates, Tice, Waterway Estates, Whiskey Creek
Emergency Management Contact: Phone: 239-533-0622; Website: https://www.leegov.com/
Local 2-1-1: Dial (239)-433-3900 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org
DISASTER HOUSEHOLD FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS) will be providing emergency food to through a FEMA funded program to counties affected most by Irma. This is a short term program to help meet food needs until the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) becomes available.
- How much food can a household receive? Individuals and families will receive one or more food packages with 10-20 food items. Households with 1-3 family members canreceive 1 package per week, households with 4-6 members can receive 2 packages per week, and households with 7+ members can receive 3 packages per week.
- Who is eligible to receive a food package? Household living in counties that were part of the presidentially declared disaster. The program will be rolled out in 3 phases. Phase 1 will include 9 initial counties – other counties will be included in phases 2 and 3.
- Where can residents pick up their food package?
Click HERE to view the list of distribution sites for the counties active in the current phase out the roll-out.
REPLACEMENT SNAP (FOOD STAMP) BENEFITS
DCF is processing mass replacement for 40 percent of SNAP benefits to customers approved as of September 10 in the following 52 counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Desoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Franklin, Gilchrist, Glades, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Levy, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Suwanee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, and Wakulla counties. Benefits could be available on EBT cards as soon as September 22. With a Mass replacement, customers do not have to submit an individual replacement request.
DISASTER SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (D-SNAP; Food For Florida)
To qualify, individuals:
- Must not currently be receiving benefits through the regular Food Assistance Program
- Must have been living or working in the disaster area at the time of the disaster
- Eligible individuals and families must have suffered a disaster-related loss (damage to homes, loss of food, loss of income, incurred disaster related expenses, etc.)
Eligible individuals and families should pre-register by visiting this link but they must also visit an established location in person to apply. Pre-registering will reduce the wait time for the in-person interview. It is requested that only the head of household should come for to the in-person interview.
Ft. Myers Greyhound, 10601 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
All sites will be open 7am-6pm. Bring a valid Florida Driver License or Identification Card.
Serving in order of LAST NAME:
- 10/26: A-E
- 10/27: F-I
- 10/28: J-M
- 10/29: N-P
- 10/30: Q-Z
- 10/31: Make up Day
This program is not for current food assistance recipients. Current food assistance households not receiving the maximum amount will get additional September/October benefits automatically added to their EBT card within five days of their own county opening the D-SNAP site.
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