Feeding South Florida is committed to transforming lives by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and through innovative programming and education.

Although providing nutritious food is vital to ensure a healthy lifestyle, we believe it’s just the first step. In order to break the cycle of hunger and poverty, we aim to assist and guide families and individuals towards a path of self-sufficiency. Read below to see some of the services we provide at our Benefits & Emergency Services Center (BES Center) in addition to the regular distribution of food and grocery products.

WHAT

At the Emergency Benefits and Services Center, clients can receive assistance with all benefits program applications including:

  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • TANF (Cash Assistance)
  • Florida KidCare (State Children’s Health Insurance Program)
  • Medicaid
  • Use computers, phones, faxes, and copiers to apply for government benefits, in complete privacy
  • Receive referrals to food pantries or soup kitchens in their zip code for on-going support
  • Access an emergency food box for immediate hunger relief

WHEN & WHERE

Feeding South Florida
2501 SW 32 Terrace
Pembroke Park, FL 33023

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am-11:30am & 1:00pm-3:30pm

Hispanic Unity of Florida
5840 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33021

Thursdays
8:30am-11:30am & 1:00pm-4:00pm

SUPPORT SERVICES

To determine if you are eligible for SNAP benefits, and are a resident of Florida, click here to use the State of Florida’s pre-screening tool or online application.

  • To locate the prescreening tool, scroll down the page to where it says, “Prescreening Tool” to begin entering your information.
  • To complete the online application, scroll down to where it says “Apply for Benefits.”
  • Note the links are located below the blue box that says, “ACCESS Messages Box.”
  • These links are for Florida residents only. If you live in another state you may want to check with your local SNAP office or locate your local SNAP office by phoning the national SNAP information hotline at 1-800-221-5689.

CONTACT

Soledad Fontecilla
sfontecilla@feedingsouthflorida.org
954.518.1857