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DCF Announces Disaster Food Stamp Application Sites

--Three sites to begin accepting applications Tuesday--

TALLAHASSEE The Department of Children & Families on Tuesday will begin accepting applications for Disaster Food Stamp Program benefits in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties. The program, launched in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is intended to assist residents of the three counties recover from Hurricane Dennis. A list of the four application center locations, and days and hours of operation is attached. To qualify for benefits applicants must have suffered damage to their homes or self-employment property or have experienced a loss of income or additional expenses as a result of the storm. Applicants also must not exceed income limits. Benefits are based on family size. One person is eligible for $149 in Disaster Food Stamp benefits. A family of four is eligible for $499. Eligible individuals and families will be mailed Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to use at authorized U.S.D.A. food retailers. DFS benefits are good for 90 days from the date of issuance and must be used during that time. More information on the Disaster Food Stamp program is available at 1-866-762-2237.




County Facility Address Hours (CST)
Escambia Belleview Middle School 6201 Mobile Hwy. 
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

All days

Escambia Century Service Center 7600 Mayo St.
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday only
Okaloosa Okaloosa-Walton
Community College
Building 8 (Auditorium)
1170 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Ft. Walton Beach
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All days
Santa Rosa W.H. Rhodes Elementary
5563 Byrom St.
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All days


Tip Sheet for Applying for Disaster Food Stamp Benefits

Last updated: November 09, 2007

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