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Food stamp benefits to be released early as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida

GA releases October SNAP benefits early due to Hurricane Michael
Posted at 8:31 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 20:32:04-04

(WTXL) — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved for the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to release September food assistance benefits to all 67 counties in Florida.

According to the USDA, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers who were scheduled to receive their benefits between Sept. 1 and Sept. 14 will now be able to access them through their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, starting Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

“Thank you Governor DeSantis and President Trump for your swift action in response to the needs of Florida’s vulnerable children and families preparing for this major hurricane,” said DCF Secretary Chad Poppell. “The early release of benefits will allow families to purchase much-needed food prior to Hurricane Dorian’s landfall.”

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