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Orange County in-person interviews for D-SNAP aid continue Tuesday and Wednesday

Orange County via Facebook
Credit: Orange County via Facebook

People who live or work in Orange County can now apply in person to receive federal disaster food assistance for Hurricane Ian -- but time is running out.

The in-person interviews will continue Tuesday and Wednesday.

The federally funded, state-run program is called D-SNAP. It provides a card loaded with one-month of SNAP benefits for low-income families affected by Hurricane Ian.

Those already receiving SNAP funds do not qualify.

The Orange County in-person registration event is at Camping World Stadium from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents are encouraged to pre-register online at the Florida Department of Children and Families website.

Many Florida households have received D-SNAP assistance, after applying by telephone or in person.

Orange is the last of 19 counties to have its in-person registration.

Joe Byrnes came to WMFE/WMFV from the Ocala Star-Banner and The Gainesville Sun, where he worked as a reporter and editor for several years. Joe graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans and turned to journalism after teaching. He enjoys freshwater fishing and family gatherings.
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