COCOA, FL. — 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 Brevard County to assist individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Irma from Oct. 7–11.
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 apply online prior to visiting the Food for Florida site. Online registration is available on the Food for Florida website.
The Food for Florida disaster food assistance program for Brevard County will take place:
- DATES: Oct.7-11
- TIME: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- LOCATION: Cocoa Expo Sports Center, 500 Friday Road, Cocoa, FL 32926.