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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program

Approximately 38.5 percent of Florida elders, or more than 260,000 individuals, are eligible but do not participate in SNAP.  However nutrition assistance has been proven to help maintain or improve the nutritional well-being of low-income households, while improving diet quality and nutritional security.

Assisted Telephone Nutrition Assistance Application Pilot Project

In October 2009, the Department of Elder Affairs was awarded a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to evaluate if more elders would apply for nutrition assistance if the application could be conducted over the telephone.  In conjunction with the Department of Children and Families the Department piloted an assisted telephone nutrition assistance application process in an effort to increase the number of elders applying for nutrition assistance.

At this time the assisted telephone nutrition application process is available statewide.

    Individuals may qualify if they are:

    • 60 years of age or older
    • Have a net monthly income of less than $958 or a combined income with a spouse of $1,293
    • Are a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen

How to Apply for SNAP Program

In order to apply for the SNAP Program contact the following depending on the county in which you reside:

  • Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton:
    Call 850-494-7100 and ask to speak to a SNAP Operator or visit www.nwflaaa.org

  • Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington
    Call 850-488-0055 and ask to speak to a SNAP Operator or visit www.aaanf.org

  • Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union:
    Call 352-378-6649 and ask to speak to a SNAP Operator or visit www.agingresources.org

  • Baker, Clay Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia:
    Call 904-391-6600 and ask to speak to a SNAP Operator or visit www.myeldersource.org

  • Pasco and Pinellas:
    Call 727-570-9696 and ask to speak to a SNAP Operator or visit www.agingcarefl.org

  • Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee and Polk:
    Call 813-740-3888 and ask to speak to a SNAP Operator or visit www.agingflorida.com

  • Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole:
    Call 407-514-1800 and ask to speak to a SNAP Operator or visit www.seniorresourcealliance.org

  • Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota:
    Call 239-652-6900 and ask to speak to a SNAP Operator or visit www.aaaswfl.org

  • Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie:
    Call 561-684-5885 and ask to speak to a SNAP Operator or visit www.YourAgingResourceCenter.org

  • Broward:
    Call 954-745-9567 and ask to speak to a SNAP Operator or visit www.adrcbroward.org

  • Miami-Dade and Monroe:
    Call 305-670-6500 and ask to speak to a SNAP Operator or visit www.allianceforaging.org


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