Thousands of South Florida residents will get a chance to get some additional government assistance one month after Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage in the area.
The Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program will begin assisting individuals and families impacted by the storm starting Tuesday at several locations, including Miami-Dade College’s North Campus as well as Tropical Park in Southwest Miami-Dade and C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines.
Running through Sunday, the program provides EBT debit cards loaded with benefits received after an application is filled out. A person may be eligible for benefits if they meet one of several conditions, including not already receiving state assistance, living or working in declared disaster areas or having expenses that include home or business damage, temporary shelter expenses, food loss or personal injury.