Our COVID-19 Response

Now more than ever, Feeding Tampa Bay is dedicated to ensuring our community has access to meals. Find available resources and see how you can help.

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What is SNAP? SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — more commonly known as food stamps. SNAP is a federal program that helps millions of low-income Americans put food on the table. Across the United States there are 9.5 million families with children on SNAP. It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America.

Learn more: USDA | Feeding America

 

Apply for SNAP To cooperate with social distancing guidelines, SNAP application assistance will currently be conducted over the phone. Complete the form below to find out if you are eligible for SNAP benefits and one of our team members will assist you through the registration process.

 
 

Important Updates

  • To ensure Floridians can safely access SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid benefits, DCF has implemented a six-month recertification extension for individuals and families scheduled to recertify in April, May or June.
  • Starting April 16, Tallahassee-based SNAP customers may use their EBT cards for the online purchase of groceries at all five Tallahassee Walmart locations, and Tampa-based SNAP customers may use their EBT cards for the online purchase of groceries at Amazon. On April 21, both Walmart and Amazon will offer these services statewide.
  • Florida has increased all SNAP recipients’ benefit amounts to the maximum monthly allotment based on household size for the months of March and April. Clients can expect to receive their additional March funds as early as April 3, 2020. For April, if you are a client that receives their regular benefit between April 1-7, you can expect to receive your benefit on April 8th. If you are a client that receives their regular benefit after April 7th, you can expect your additional benefit to be included as a part of your regularly scheduled benefit. Please note, customers who are already receiving the maximum monthly benefit will not receive an increase. Please visit the DCF website at https://www.myflfamilies.com/covid19/ to learn more.