FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2005
DCF Eases Food Stamp Process in Franklin,
--Agency encourages participation in
replacement, regular programs --
TALLAHASSEE – The Department of Children &
Families (DCF) is encouraging residents of Franklin and
Wakulla counties to participate in the Food Stamp Program as
a means of replacing food supplies that may have been lost
to Hurricane Dennis.
DCF personnel are stationed in Franklin and Wakulla to
facilitate the replacement Food Stamp application process
for residents who are already participating in the regular
Food Stamp Program. Replacement Food Stamps are available to
participants in the regular program who lose their food
supplies due to natural disasters and other phenomenon. The
Department also is encouraging non-participants who meet
eligibility requirements to apply for the regular program.
Applicants for replacement Food Stamps must have lost
some or all of their food supplies to receive replacement
benefits. Applicants for the regular program must meet
eligibility criteria to receive benefits.
The Department is taking action in part because the
Disaster Food Stamp Program, being implemented in the
Western Panhandle, is not available in Franklin and Wakulla
DCF is accepting applications for new and replacement
benefits from Monday through Friday, July 22 at the
locations below. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Franklin County Health Department
139 12th Street
Wakulla County Health Department
48 Oak Street
for Applying for Disaster Food Stamp Benefits