CB Smith Park fills to capacity on second day of Food For Florida event

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor , Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines filled to capacity Thursday morning, on the second day of the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program event.

Pembroke Pines police said no further admission is being allowed into the park at this time.

Thousands of people lined up Wednesday and Thursday at locations across South Florida to sign up for D-SNAP benefits.

D-SNAP benefits are available to anyone who does not qualify for regular food stamps, but suffered a disaster-related loss because of the storm.

The Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program was implemented by the Department of Children and Families and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Those receiving cards Thursday to use at authorized USDA food retailers had already applied for the program and live or work in one of the Florida counties declared for individual assistance by FEMA after Irma.

To be eligible, families or individuals must have suffered a disaster-related loss, such as damage to their homes or self-employment property, loss of food, reduction or loss of income, or have incurred other disaster-related expenses.

Cards will be handed out to those who already applied at the following locations between Oct. 11 and Oct. 15:

C.B. Smith Park
900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines

Dates serving in order of last name: 

10/11 – A - F
10/12 – G - J
10/13 – K - O
10/14 – P - Z
10/15 – Make-up Day

Central Broward Regional Park
3801 W. Sunrise Blvd., Lauderhill

Dates serving in order of last name: 

10/11 – A - F
10/12 – G - J
10/13 – K - O
10/14 – P - Z 
10/15 – Make-up Day

Quiet Waters Park
401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach

Dates serving in order of last name: 

10/11 – A - F 
10/12 – G - J
10/13 – K - O 
10/14 – P - Z
10/15 – Make-up Day

Tropical Park
7900 SW 40 Street, Miami

Dates serving in order of last name: 

10/11 – A - F
10/12 – G - J
10/13 – K - O
10/14 – P - Z
10/15 – Make-up Day

Miami-Dade College North Campus
11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami

Dates serving in order of last name: 

10/11 – A - F 
10/12 – G - J 
10/13 – K - O 
10/14 – P - Z 
10/15 – Make-up Day

South Dade Government Center
10710 SW 211 Street, Miami

Dates serving in order of last name: 

10/11 – A - F 
10/12 – G - J 
10/13 – K - O 
10/14 – P - Z 
10/15 – Make-up Day

Amelia Earhart Park
451 E 56 Street, Hialeah

Dates serving in order of last name: 

10/11 – A - F 
10/12 – G - J 
10/13 – K - O 
10/14 – P - Z 
10/15 – Make-up Day

Food for Florida has provided emergency funding for more than 300,000 families across the state. 

Those looking to apply for the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program can CLICK HERE.

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