The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits help millions of Americans across the country to purchase nutritious food.
SNAP Benefits in Florida
SNAP benefits is commonly known as “Food Stamps” and people who were eligible for the program used these stamps to purchase nutritious food. Today, it is known as the Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) and people used this card in the same manner.
The Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency (ESS) oversees the implementation of the distribution of SNAP in the state. Florida prioritizes senior citizens, low-income seniors, those living with disabilities, people with disabilities living on fixed incomes, and other low-income families.
The P-EBT card can be used in different major grocery store chains, some retailers, participating farmer’s markets, and anywhere that has the Quest logo. However, everyone should be reminded that the food you can purchase using the P-EBT card depends on the state you lived.
Use You SNAP With Great Discounts and Free Services
There are ways on how to save your SNAP benefits. According to a published article in Yahoo Finance, you can get great discounts and free services in following:
Florida residents who receive SNAP benefits can subscribe to Amazon Prime EBT Discount for only $6.99 per month, or nearly half the standard price.
A Feeding Florida project, Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) is a statewide nutrition incentive program that encourages SNAP beneficiaries in Florida to utilize their benefits at farmers’ markets, produce stands, CSAs, mobile markets, and neighborhood grocery stores. You will earn $1 in Fresh Access Bucks if you use your EBT card to make a $1 fresh food purchase.
MUSEUMS, ZOOS, AND AQUARIUMS
More than 600 museums, aquariums, and zoos around the country provide free or reduced entry to Florida EBT cards as part of the Museums for All project.
As previously reported by GOBankingRates, food replacement payments via the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) are available to SNAP participants who experienced food losses as a result of Hurricane Ian. Benefits must be pre-registered for, and homes that qualify will get one month’s worth of benefits equivalent to the maximum monthly SNAP household benefit for their size.