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SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps)

Another way of putting food on the table and fighting food insecurity in our community is by offering assistance with applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. To ensure individuals, families, seniors, veterans and persons with disabilities have the help they need, our Benefits Connection Outreach program offers experienced, friendly and full-service SNAP application assistance at convenient locations in Brevard and Orange Counties. Learn more about SNAP.

Since 2008, THe Benefits Connection Program has submitted more than 66,000 SNAP applications, representing more than 110,000 individuals, for a total of over $115,000,000 in SNAP benefits. Click here to read the history behind our Benefits Connection program.

Services include:

  • Required interview conducted at time of application (normally conducted over the phone after an application is submitted).
  • Supporting documents scanned and submitted directly to DCF.
  • SNAP related consultations and application follow-up assistance provided as well as information and referrals.

All services are provided free of charge.

Benefits Connection: Where You Can Find Us

You can also apply online here.

For more information or to receive help, please contact:
Nitza Colon, Benefits Connection Manager at
SNAP Hotline: 407-295-2777


Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, religion, sexual orientation, reprisal, political beliefs or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

Persons who require alternate means of communication of program information should contact SHFB at (407) 295-2777.  When applicable, these alternate means of communications are provided free of charge

For more information on Civil Rights Laws and Regulations click on the following links:

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For the full USDA-HHS Non-Discrimination Statement click here.

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