Line for Food for Florida assitance temporarily suspended

The Department of Children and Families have paused the line in Orlando for people seeking assistance from the Food for Florida program for those recovering from Hurricane Irma. 

Some people were lined up as early as 1 a.m. this morning at the Orange County location for Florida's Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that opened up this weekend. 

The Food for Florida program for D-SNAP is offering emergency food benefits to victims of hurricanes. 

All morning, traffic surrounded Camping World Stadium as people came seeking assistance. 

Just after 9 a.m., DCF decided to pause the line, only helping those already there, due to the amount of people. They expect to resume assistance, but no word on when at this time. 

The site opened at 7a.m. this morning for those whose last name began with A-F. DCF expects thousands more in the coming days until their final make-up day on Wednesday. 

For more information on the DCF disaster assistance program, or to apply, click here

Also, according to DCF Regional Managing Director for the Central Region William D'Auito, the agency has already processed 600,000 applications statewide and given out $1 billion in benefits though the program. 


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