LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - If you still need to register for the Disaster Food Assistance Program (DSNAP), an application site is coming to the Centre of Tallahassee on Wednesday.
Officials from the Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are coming to Leon County to assist individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Michael.
To qualify for the Disaster Food Assistance program, applicants must have lived or worked in one of the counties declared for FEMA Individual Assistance, and not be receiving food assistance through the regular Food Assistance Program (SNAP).
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 Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards to eligible individuals and families to use at authorized USDA food retailers.
The program counts only income and expenses from October 8 through November 6.
Individuals are encouraged to apply (pre-register) prior to visiting the DSNAP site. Pre-registration is available on the DSNAP site: www.myflfamilies.com/dsnap. Additionally, it is best practice to arrive at your leisure and be prepared for expanded wait times on lines.
Individuals are encouraged to pre-register prior to visiting the DSNAP site. You can do so here.
Here's where the disaster food assistance program for Leon County will take place:
DATES: Wednesday Nov. 14 - Friday Nov. 16; CLOSED SATURDAY NOV. 17; Sunday Nov. 18 - Monday Nov. 19
LOCATION: The Centre of Tallahassee, 2415 North Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303
You must have a valid Florida driver license or identification card.
Entrance to public parking is accessible from John Knox Road as well as Monroe Street, Disability and elderly parking is available on site near the operations entrance.
Officials warn to be prepared for expanded wait times on lines.
The Leon County Sheriff's Office, along with the Tallahassee Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol, will be assisting with traffic and security at the D-SNAP application site.
Applicants are asked to enter the Centre of Tallahassee one of three ways (see attached graphic at the bottom of the story):
- Northbound drivers on North Monroe Street should turn onto John Knox Road and into the Silver Slipper Lane entrance to the mall. Take the roundabout to the east side of the mall and follow the parking attendant’s instructions on parking and facility entrance.
- Southbound drivers on N Monroe Street should turn into the Monroe Street entrance to the mall. Follow the road around to the right, to the roundabout. Continue to the east side of the mall and follow the parking attendant’s instructions on parking and facility entrance.
- When coming from the west on John Knox, turn onto the Silver Slipper Lane entrance to the roundabout. Continue to the east side of the mall and follow the parking attendant’s instructions on parking and facility entrance.