The Food Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, helps improve the diets of low-income Floridians, regardless of age.
The program helps families with children, seniors and people with disabilities by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.
The amount of benefits received is based on household income, other financial resources, and family size. Families of three or less who works full-time may receive as much as $373 in benefits per month.
Unless otherwise exempt, work-eligible participants are required to participate in the SNAP Employment and Training program, operated by Local Workforce Development Areas across the state of Florida.1
How do I apply for Florida food stamps?
If you wish to apply for food assistance, call the Department of Children and Families (DCF) at 1-866-762-2237 to find the SNAP office nearest you.
You may also apply online at ACCESS Florida — the official portal for Floridians to apply for public assistance. Once your application is filed, you will be contacted for an eligibility interview, usually within 5 days.
Food stamps have also been extended beyond ordinary recipients under a program called Disaster-SNAP (D-SNAP). The extension of D-SNAP in Florida applies only to certain counties affected by Hurricane Irma.2
- To find a LWDA near you, visit http://www.floridajobs.org/onestop/onestopdir/
- NBC Miami, USDA Approves D-SNAP Benefits For Over 40 Florida Counties