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Access Florida - Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, and Medicaid

The Food Stamp Program helps people with low income to buy healthy food. The application can be done online. Please see the website for your local service center. The application is also used for Temporary Cash Assistance, Medicaid, and all other Dept of Children and Families services.

You can view the application in English, Haitian-Creole, or Spanish.

Deaf/Hearing Impaired:
Florida Relay 711 or
TTY: 1.800.955.8771

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank - Food Bank

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank (BMFB) has 150+ agency partners that include, soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, churches, etc. These agencies then give food to those in need within their communities. BMFB also has 15 after-school snack sites in Alachua County. These after-school sites provide tutoring and help with homework. The Summer Lunch Program serves 34 sites in four counties. BMFB also offers help to those applying for Food Stamps (SNAP).

Services include:

  • BMFB Service area: Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Levy counties
  • After School Snack Program – serves 15 sites in Alachua County
  • SNAP Outreach – Food Stamp Assistance
  • Gainesville Harvest
  • Mobile Pantries – 20+ locations monthly
  • Summer Lunch Program sites – Alachua, Gilchrist, Levy and Marion counties
  • Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (agency hours 8:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Services include:

  • After School Snack Program - serves 16 sites in Alachua County
  • Backpack Program - weekend meals and snacks in Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties
  • SNAP - Food Stamp Assistance
  • Summer Lunch Program - sites in Alachua, Levy, Gilchrist and Marion Counties

For more information or to host a food drive, please contact Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, (352) 336-0839 OR visit www.breadofthemighty.org

Catholic Charities Gainesville Regional Office - Family Assistance

Catholic Charities provides many services to those in need without regard to race, religion, ethnic group, etc.

Services include:

  • Adoption
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Food Pantry
  • Holiday Assistance
  • Homeless Prevention
  • Housing Opportunities Program (HOP)
  • Mobile Outreach Food Program
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Utility Bill Assistance

Please see the website for more information.

Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida - Employment Services

This agency helps people with disabilities with a broad range of services. The goal is to enable them to live as independently as possible. Sign language interpreting services are available. Some Medicaid recipients may be eligible to transfer from a nursing home to their own home.

Services include:

  • ADA Paratransit Screenings
  • Advocacy
  • Disability Travel Training
  • Employment Services
  • Equipment Loan Closet
  • High School High Tech Enrichment Program
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Information and Referral
  • Nursing Home Transition Services
  • Peer Support
  • Sign Language Interpreting
  • Travel Training

Please call for more information.

Locations:
Main Location
222 SW 36th Terrace
Gainesville, Florida
32607
352.378.7474

7361 Forest Oaks Boulevard
Spring Hill, Florida
34606
877.232.8261

3774 West Gulf-to-Lake Highway
Lecanto, Florida

Central Florida Community Action Agency - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income households meet their home energy needs.

It may give several types of assistance:

  • Crisis Assistance may help eligible households who are about to have their utilities cut off due to nonpayment, or whose utilities have already been disconnected – the amount is based on need, up to the maximum allowed per household
  • Disaster Relief is offered during extreme heat or freezing weather, when the state has declared a weather emergency – this assistance may include utility payments, heaters, fans and blankets
  • Home Energy Assistance is a one-time payment benefit towards the household’s energy account, based on the total household income

Call for more information.

Central Florida Community Action Partnership - Emergency Assistance

Central Florida Community Action Agency offers Emergency Assistance. This program may help with immediate financial emergencies. They also help with disaster relief. A limited amount of funding is available for to the community. This funding is used for one-time emergency needs. This means they cannot help with on-going crises. They may be able to help with direct assistance. They may also be able to give referrals for basic needs. This includes:

  • Energy payments
  • Nutrition
  • Rental assistance
  • Temporary shelter
  • Transportation
  • And more

You must meet eligibility requirements. Call for more information.

Central Florida Community Action Partnership - Emergency Assistance

Central Florida Community Action Agency offers Emergency Assistance. This program may help with immediate financial emergencies. They also help with disaster relief. A limited amount of funding is available for to the community. This funding is used for one-time emergency needs. This means they cannot help with on-going crises. They may be able to help with direct assistance. They may also be able to give referrals for basic needs. This includes:

  • Energy payments
  • Nutrition
  • Rental assistance
  • Temporary shelter
  • Transportation
  • And more

You must meet eligibility requirements. Call for more information.

Central Florida Community Action Partnership - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income households meet their home energy needs.

It may give several types of assistance:

  • Crisis Assistance may help eligible households who are about to have their utilities cut off due to nonpayment, or whose utilities have already been disconnected – the amount is based on need, up to the maximum allowed per household
  • Disaster Relief is offered during extreme heat or freezing weather, when the state has declared a weather emergency – this assistance may include utility payments, heaters, fans and blankets
  • Home Energy Assistance is a one-time payment benefit towards the household’s energy account, based on the total household income

Call for more information.

Children's Home Society of Florida - Family Treasures Thrift Shop

Staffed almost entirely by volunteers. The Family Treasures Thrift Shop is a community effort. It is stocked with carefully selected donated items. All of our profits go toward helping Children's Home Society of Florida create stronger families and brighter futures for children throughout mid-Florida. Stores provide free items to families involved in CHS programs. Please call for more information.

Items offered include:

  • Adult Clothing
  • Books
  • Children's Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry

Hours:
Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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