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Food Distribution Events

Read about the drive-thru food distribution events happening Jan. 21-22.

Weekly food distribution with Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, in partnership with Feeding South Florida

Several food distribution events take place weekly at 9 a.m. Residents are encouraged to arrive early.

All events are drive-thru. Residents must wear masks, stay in their vehicles and open their trunks when it's their turn in line.

Every Wednesday
Homestead Air Reserve Park: 27401 SW 127th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33032

Temporarily closed
Amelia Earhart Park: 401 East 65th Street, Hialeah, FL 33013

Additional food distribution programs

Miami-Dade County Libraries offer free grab and go meals for children 18 and under at participating library branches on select days and times on Fridays and Saturdays, through Saturday, June 5. Adults may pick up the meals without the child being present by providing proper identification. See more details and information about meal pickup.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is distribute breakfast and lunch pickups at all schools every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, students will receive two breakfast and two lunch meals. On Thursday, students will receive three breakfast and three lunch meals. Breakfast is free while lunch is provided based on meal benefit eligibility status.

Feeding South Florida is hosting food distribution events in Miami-Dade County and across South Florida.

  • Thursday, Jan. 14
    9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24 Street, Miami, FL 33165
    Note: This event, usually held every Friday, is being moved to Thursday for this week.
  • Saturday, Jan. 23
    9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Dade County Auditorium, 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135

Farm Share is partnering with the local community for food distributions.

ACCESS Florida Application

You can apply online or download and print the application below for food or cash assistance, family-related medical assistance, relative caregiver, optional state supplementation or medical assistance for persons age 65 and over, blind or disabled, Medicaid waiver/home and community-based services, hospice or nursing home care.

Applications for the Florida Department of Children and Families' (DCF) SNAP program are also available at 26 Miami-Dade libraries. Applications can be returned at these libraries, by mail, fax or at a DCF drop-box location.

Applications are available in all three languages seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

DCF also announced a pilot program that will allow food stamp recipients to purchase groceries online from Walmart or Amazon. The benefits do not cover the cost of delivery. DCF is working with the USDA and the Florida Retail Federation to expand the network.

Apply Online

Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture food distribution program that provides and distributes food to those in need. TEFAP is administered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Contracted Distributing Agencies