Tuesday the last day of Food for Florida relief in Fort Myers

Posted at 6:35 AM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 06:59:06-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Tuesday is the last day for Lee and Collier county residents to get emergency federal food assistance due to losses from Hurricane Irma.

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.

Collier and Lee counties can get help at the Lee County Port Authority parking lot on Chamberlain Parkway through October 31st.  That's off Daniels Parkway near the airport.

Sites and schedules for other affected counties are listed HERE.