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Program offers families assistance for food losses from Irma

Program offers families assistance for food losses from Irma. (WPEC)

Help is available for people whose food spoiled during power outages caused by Irma.

Tonight, thousands of people are registering across South Florida to see if they’re eligible for federal aid designated for food losses during the storm.

The Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program is expected to help 200,000 people in Palm Beach County.

People can register online on the Department of Children and Family Services website.

You must declare your losses, income, and assets to participate.

How much assistance each person gets, is based on income level, and food losses during the storm.

For example, a person who makes about $1660 dollars a month is eligible for up to 200 dollars for both September and October.

The program will begin next Tuesday in Palm Beach County. People are encouraged to pre-register online, and then visit one of the sites to pick up their cards starting next Tuesday through October 21.

Pre-register here: www.myflfamilies.com/fff


Sites:

— John Prince Memorial Park, 4759 S. Congress Ave., Lake Worth.

— Lake Ida West Park, 1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach.

— Glades Pioneer Park, 866 SW 16th Street, Belle Glade.

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