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Food Distribution Events

Read about the drive-thru food distribution events happening Oct. 23-26.

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

Additional food distribution programs

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is distributing free meals for students in summer school or school district-affiliated camps during the summer, as well as offering daily walk-in meals and curbside pickup. Read more details.

The following organizations host food distribution events in Miami-Dade County and across South Florida.

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

Axis Helps

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