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D-SNAP will be available in Gadsden County until Sunday

D-SNAP will be available in Gadsden County until Sunday
D-SNAP will be available in Gadsden County until Sunday
Posted at 4:42 PM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 16:42:00-05

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Federal Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program opened Wednesday in Gadsden County, assisting those impacted by Hurricane Michael. 

D-SNAP is encouraging anyone who lost their food, income, or suffered any disaster related loss to apply.

To qualify, you need to have lived or worked in one of the twelve counties on October 10 and not be receiving food assistance through the regular SNAP program.

A family of four can get up to $650 dollars, a single person gets $200 to spend at authorized USDA grocery stores and other food retailers. 

"You might have lost food, especially if you were without power, if you were out of work for a few days," said Natalie Harrell, with the Florida Department of Children and Families. "Even if you were without work from a secondary job, whether you're a Uber or Lyft driver, all of those are potential eligibility factors if you meet the certain income thresholds."  

The D-SNAP sites are open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Organizers recommend applying online at myfloridafamilies.com to see the money loaded onto your card faster.