County Offering Money For Food Assistance

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, through its Community Services Department, is now providing direct food assistance to eligible residents of Palm Beach County under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Palm Beach County will issue pre-paid debit cards to approved residents to purchase food. Eligible residents who experienced a loss of income as a direct result of the virus, and who are at or below 140 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) may apply. The one-time benefit allowance is based on household size and the maximum amounts are listed. Only one card will be given out per household, and all expenditures must be made by Dec. 30. Food support for one or two household members is $400, three or four household members is $800 and five or more household members is $1,000.

Applicants must present evidence that their household was adversely affected by the pandemic in order to qualify. Supporting documentation must be provided to prove income eligibility. Clients who received assistance for rental and utility services through the Covid Cares program may apply for the food assistance without uploading additional documentation.

Eligible residents can apply for food assistance at www.pbcgov.com/oscarss. For more information, call (561) 355-4792.

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