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D-SNAP Tallahassee expects to help thousands harmed by Hurricane Michael

D-SNAP Tallahassee expects to help thousands harmed by Hurricane Michael
D-SNAP Tallahassee expects to help thousands harmed by Hurricane Michael
Posted at 5:53 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 15:56:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Right now the Florida Department of Children and Families is getting ready to assist people in our area affected by Hurricane Michael.

The doors at the old Burlington in the Centre of Tallahassee will open up at 7 a.m. Monday to help people replace the food that was lost during the Hurrricane.

WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was there this Wednesday.

DCF is expecting to help more than 27,000 people while they're here.

DCF will give out EBT cards with a set amount dependent upon your income and household size to those who are eligible.

Any authorized USDA food retailers will accept the card.

The program counts only income and expenses from October 8 through November 6, 2018.

While the first two phases - or groups of locations they have already serviced- saw lower than expected turnout, the team is preparing for as many people as possible.

Again, It will be open daily, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Monday, November 19, with the exception of Saturday and even if you think you're not eligible, you just might be, so come down and apply.

How long will people have to wait before they’re able to use the benefits?

If you come in Wednesday, you’ll receive a card and it’ll take up to 72 hours to see your benefits. If you apply by phone, it could take up to six days.