Palm Beach County commissioners announced Tuesday they have approved an additional $500 for families approved for assistance through CARES Act food applications.
Under the act, Palm Beach County issued pre-paid debit cards to approved residents to purchase food for households impacted by the pandemic.
Now, the county is increasing the funds based on the size of the household.
- One to two household members: $900
- Three to four household members: $1,300
- Five or more household members: $1,500
County officials said residents who have pre-paid card balances of $100 and higher will automatically have their cars reloaded with the additional $500. New cards will not be issued.
Those who have card balances at or below $100 will receive new cards in the mail.
Pre-paid debit cards approved on and after Dec. 21 will include the $500 additional benefit.
No action is needed from people who have already been approved for CARES Act food assistance.
Call (561) 355-4792 if you have questions about the program.