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Posted on: October 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program Available in St. Lucie County

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will implement the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties to assist individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Irma from October 6-10, 2017.

To qualify for the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance program, applicants must have lived or worked in one of the counties declared for FEMA Individual Assistance on September 5, and not be receiving food assistance through the regular Food Assistance Program. Additionally, eligible individuals and families must have suffered a disaster-related loss, such as damage to their homes or self-employment property, loss of food, reduction or loss of income, or have incurred other disaster-related expenses. DCF will provide or mail Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to eligible individuals and families to use at authorized USDA food retailers. The program counts only income and expenses from September 5 through October 4, 2017.

Individuals are encouraged to fill out the initial application for assistance online no later than the day before visiting the Food for Florida site. The application is available on the Food for Florida website.

The Food for Florida disaster food assistance program for Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties will take place:

October 6-10, 2017

Martin County Fairgrounds

2616 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart, Florida 34996

October 6-10, 2017

St. Lucie County Fairgrounds

15601 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce, Florida 34945

October 6-10, 2017

Indian River County Fairgrounds

7955 58th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida 32967

October 6-10, 2017

Okeechobee Agricultural Center

4601 FL-710, Okeechobee, Florida 34974

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