BENEFITS & EMERGENCY SERVICES
Feeding South Florida is committed to transforming lives through nutritious food, advocacy efforts, and innovative programming and education. Although nutritious food is vital to ensure a healthy lifestyle, we also believe in breaking the cycle of poverty. We aim to assist and guide families and individuals towards a path of self-sufficiency. Read below to see some of the services we provide at our Benefits & Emergency Services Center (BES Center) in addition to the regular distribution of food and grocery products.
AT THE BENEFITS & EMERGENCY SERVICES CENTER, CLIENTS CAN:
- Use computers, phones, faxes, and copiers to apply for government benefits, in complete privacy
- Receive assistance with all benefits program applications including:
- SNAP (Food Stamps)
- TANF (Cash Assistance)
- Florida KidCare (State Children's Health Insurance Program)
- Receive referrals to food pantries or soup kitchens in their zip code for on-going support
- Access the Client Choice Pantry for immediate hunger relief
- Find out if you may be eligible for SNAP or Apply for SNAP
- To determine if you are eligible for SNAP benefits, and are a resident of Florida, click here to use the State of Florida’s pre-screening tool or online application.
- To locate the prescreening tool, scroll down the page to where it says, “Prescreening Tool” to begin entering your information.
- To complete the online application, scroll down to where it says “Apply for Benefits.”
- Note the links are located below the blue box that says, “ACCESS Messages Box.”
- These links are for Florida residents only. If you live in another state you may want to check with your local SNAP office or locate your local SNAP office by phoning the national SNAP information hotline at 1-800-221-5689.
- If you are in need of assistance, or for more information:
BES CENTER INFORMATION
Feeding South Florida Main Warehouse
2501 SW 32 Terrace
Pembroke Park, FL 33023
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30-11:00 and 1:00-3:00
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