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.
Last fiscal year, our Benefits Connection team processed 4,452 applications which provided $9,233,954 SNAP benefits to our neighbors in need.
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.
All services are provided free of charge.
407-295-2777 | Monday - Friday | 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic our Program Specialists are not 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 assistance, 407-295-2777. Click here to download the SNAP Hotline flyer.
Although you will not be connected with a person on the hotline you should leave a message which would be forwarded to one of our Specialists who are working remotely and will return all calls as soon as possible. You can also apply online here.
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT).
Nitza Colon, Benefits Connection Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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