Disaster SNAP benefits available for those not already getting assistance

UPDATE--Officials have added extra days in Charlotte County at the Charlotte Sports Park on October 22nd-23rd. It will be open from 7am to 6 pm. The Charlotte Sports Park is located at 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.


LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Four in Your Corner's working to make sure no one goes hungry after Hurricane Irma.  Emergency federal food assistance will be made available this month for those that do not already get food stamps.

To qualify for the Food for Florida benefits program, applicants must have lived or worked in one of the 48 federally-declared disaster counties on September 5, and not receive food assistance through the regular SNAP 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.

To pre-register, an applicant needs a valid Florida Driver License or Florida Identification Card. Individuals, families, and authorized representatives who pre-register must still visit a Food for Florida disaster site, listed on the Food for Florida website, to be interviewed. Only the head of household needs to visit the site. Individuals may also apply at the Food for Florida Disaster Program site.

Charlotte and Sarasota counties will be served Friday, October 13 through Tuesday, October 17 at Westfield Sarasota Square Mall.

  • 10/13 – Last names A - F 
  • 10/14 – G - J 
  • 10/15 – K - O 
  • 10/16 – P - Z 
  • 10/17 – Make-up Day

Collier and Lee counties can get help at the dog track on Bonita Beach Road beginning Thursday, October 26th.

  • 10/26 – Last names A - E
  • 10/27 – F - I 
  • 10/28 – J - M 
  • 10/29 – N – P 10/30 – Q - Z 
  • 10/31 – Make-up Day 

Assistance for Glades and Hendry counties will be on Forrey Drive in LaBelle beginning October 28th.

  • 10/28 – Last names A - P
  • 10/29 – Q - Z
  • 10/30 – Make-up Day

Sites and schedules for other affected counties are listed HERE.

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