Cash Assistance for Groceries
South Florida and beyond
Department of Children & Families
Provides monthly financial assistance for groceries and food costs.
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- Households can use food assistance benefits to buy bread, cereals, fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, poultry, dairy, and plants and seeds to grow food for your household.
- Households cannot use food assistance benefits to buy nonfood items such as pet foods, soaps, paper products, household supplies, grooming items, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, vitamins, medicines, food to eat in the store, or hot foods.
- Individuals must be a U.S. citizen or meet specific qualified noncitizen criteria.
- An individual must be a resident of Florida to receive food assistance benefits in Florida.
- Non-citizens who do not want the Department of Children and Families to verify their noncitizen status have the option of withdrawing their application or allowing the other household members to participate without that member.
- Physically and mentally fit adults age 16 through 59 years old usually are required to work, however, work requirements are currently being waived due to COVID-19.