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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2005
CONTACT: Zoraya Suarez, (850) 488-4855

DCF Disaster Food Stamp Program Update - July 29, 2005

In response to Dennis, the Department, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, launched a DFS Program in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties and accepted applications for the program last week. To date the Department has approved applications from 42,232 families and 126,459 individuals to receive benefits. More approvals are pending.

A breakdown on the number of families and individuals to receive benefits, and benefit amounts is as follows:

County Families Individuals Benefits
Escambia26,055 76,948 $9.82M
Okaloosa 4,58714,363 $1.82M
Santa Rosa11,59035,148 $4.48M
Totals42,232 126,459 $16.12M

Individuals determined to be eligible for the program this week will receive Electronic Benefit Transfer cards, similar to ATM cards, that can be used at USDA-approved food retailers.

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