I need food, what can I do?

Most people should

Immediately

Apply for SNAP

If you have an infant or child under 5

Apply for WIC

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Major assistance programs

Farm Share Food Distribution

Farm Share
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Free food distribution to community members - often up to 25-30 lbs of food. Includes fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins and non-perishable items

Feeding South Florida

Feeding South Florida
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Assistance for filling out benefit applications for programs like SNAP, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), Medicaid and Florida KidCare
  • Once a month, free access to the food bank’s pantry
  • People who need food assistance more than once a month will receive referrals to other nearby agencies that can also provide support

Food Map Together4Broward

Broward Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement
Broward County
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Find food distribution locations near you
  • View food distribution locations according to days and times available

Food Assistance (SNAP through ACCESS Florida)

Department of Children & Families
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • 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

Meal Distributions

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami-Dade County
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Free meals

Reimbursement for SNAP Recipients

Expensify.Org
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Reimbursement of SNAP grocery purchases up to $50 per family to purchase additional essential goods

WIC

Florida Department of Health
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • A funded EBT shopping card to use at grocery stores for food purchases

Free Grab-N-Go Breakfast & Lunch

FLIPANY
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to children 18 years old and younger during the extended school closure
  • Families can go to any school or site nearest them to pick up food

Meal Distributions

Broward County Public Schools
Broward County
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Free meals

Food Distributions

Various Restaurants, Organizations and Community Groups
Miami-Dade County
Broward County
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Free meals or groceries for South Florida residents

Emergency Financial Assistance

Catholic Charities
Miami-Dade County
Broward County
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Rent/mortgage assistance
  • Food vouchers
  • Utility assistance
  • Referrals for other services

Meal Delivery for Seniors

Meals on Wheels South Florida
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Meal delivery
  • Friendly visitors program
  • Safety checks
  • Emergency meals
  • Meals for companion pets
  • Nutrition counseling

Summer BreakSpot

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • There are thousands of supervised meal sites throughout Florida. Many are located at schools, parks, libraries or churches and offer breakfast, lunch, snacks or supper
  • Meals are free

Special assistance programs

More assistance programs

COVID-19 Ancillary Costs
HealthWell Foundation
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
Food Access
Jewish Community Services of South Florida
Miami-Dade County
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
Miami Pandemic Assistance Program
United Way
Miami-Dade County
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

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