Polk

List of County Towns:

Auburndale, Babson Park, Bartow, Bowlinbg Green, Bradely Junction, Brewster, Combee Settlement, Crooked Lake Park, Crystal Lake, Cypress Gardens, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Fussels Corner, Gibsonia, Green Pond, Haines City, Highland Park, Highlands City, Hillcrest Heights, Indian Lake Estates, Jan Phyl Village, Inwood, Kathleen, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Lakeland Highlands, Mulberry, Polk City, Willow Oak, Winter Haven, Wahneta, Waverley

Emergency Management Contact:

Polk County Emergency Management
1890 Jim Keene Boulevard
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone: (863) 298-7000
Website: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management

Local 2-1-1:United Way 2-1-1 Heart of Florida UW – Dial 2-1-1 or (863) 648-1500 or text (just text your zip code to 898-211).

 

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.

Click HERE to view the list of distribution sites for the counties active in the current phase out the roll-out.

DISASTER SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (D-SNAP; Food For Florida)

To qualify, individuals:

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.

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.

Polk County DSNAP applications have closed.  If an individual missed the application date, they should send their contact information to the Florida Department of Children and Families:

Customer Call Center, 1-866-762-2237 (Florida Relay 711)
Agents available 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri