“Food Help” Is On The Way With New Debit Card Program!

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Eligible families can get pre-paid debit cards for food.

Palm Beach County is kicking off a new program to help people put food on the table.

The county has received $5 million in CARES Act money (Coronvirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security).

Eligible residents who experienced a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19 can receive a pre-paid debit card of up to $1000 that can be used to purchase groceries.

Assistant County Administrator Nancy Bolton says they estimate that about 7,000 individuals may qualify for this one-time benefit assistance.

People we spoke with who were picking up food at a food pantry in Lake Worth Beach said they would apply for this, and they are thrilled to hear that this type of help is available.

People can call the Palm Beach County Community Services Dept. at 561-355-4792 for more information.