PBSO Shares Tips On "Food For Florida" Program

Thousands Show Up At Disaster Food Assistance Center

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is helping DCF with the "Food For Florida" Disaster Food Assistance program at all three locations in the area.  

Sheriff's officials have announced some new information regarding how residents should go about getting their emergency food vouchers, if they lost groceries due to power outages after Hurricane Irma. 

PBSO reminds you to pre-register online.  Officials say applicants are being processed within five minutes once they get inside the application tent, if they are already registered, versus one to two hours if they aren't.  The Sheriff's office points out that registration can be done on a smartphone while in line.  

John Prince Park in Lake Worth is available for people who enter in their cars only, while Lake Ida Park in Delray Beach is available for both vehicles and foot traffic.  Glades Pioneer Park in Belle Glade is also avaiable to both.  

The assistance centers will be open through Saturday.  Click Here to pre-register.

More tips from the Sheriff's Office:

  • Vehicles are asked to refrain from making a LEFT turn or U turn on southbound Congress Ave from 6th Ave S through Lantana Road
  • Vehicle entry will begin on Lantana Road east of Congress Ave and will flow north on Congress Ave to John Prince Park entrance
  • Pedestrians DO NOT cross the street at Congress Ave between 6th Ave South and Melaleuca Lane down to Lantana Road.
  • Pedestrian’s should cross at the required posted crosswalks which are as follows:  
  • 6th Ave South/Melaleuca Lane
  • JFK Circle North
  • Clubhouse Blvd
  • Lantana Road

Photo: CBS 12

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