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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.

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.

SNAP Assistance available by phone

407-295-2777 | Monday - Friday | 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Our Program Specialists have returned to sites and are conducting face to face interviews to assist the public with SNAP (food stamps applications) at the regular sites in Orange and Brevard counties, but you are encouraged to call our hotline for telephonic assistance, 407-295-2777. Click here to download the SNAP Hotline flyer.

Telephonic assistance is available Monday through Friday. If all lines are busy, you're encouraged to leave a message and one of our specialists will call you as soon as possible. You can also apply online here.

Benefits Connection: Where You Can Find Us for Face to Face Application

You can also apply online here.

P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT).

For more information or to receive help, please contact:

Erica Astacio, Manager, Benefits Connection Program 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.
2019 USDA Non-Discrimination Poster

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