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Access Florida - Food Stamps(EBT), Temporary Cash Assistance, and Medicaid

The Food Stamp Program(EBT) 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 partners with agencies and gives food to those in need within their communities. They 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. They 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)

For more information or to host a food drive, please contact Bread of the Mighty Food Bank by calling, or visiting their website.

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 - 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.

Florida Department of Elder Affairs - Elder Helpline

This agency has many services for Florida's seniors. Each county has its own telephone number. You may also use the statewide toll-free number.

See the Florida Department of Elder Affairs website for more information.

Here you can find information about the following:

  • Adult Protective Services
  • Heath & Welfare
  • Senior Companion Program
  • Transportation
  • and more

Toll Free: 1.800.955.8770
TDD: 1.800.955.8771