Food stamp recipients receive deposits early due to Hurricane Matthew

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Food stamp recipients should have received early deposits due to Hurricane Matthew.

According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, current food stamp customers in Baker, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, and Volusia Counties, should receive their deposits by October 7, 2016.

The Disaster SNAP/Food Stamp Program (D-SNAP) provides replacement benefits for regular food stamp recipients who lose food in a disaster and extends benefits to many households which would not ordinarily be eligible but suddenly need food assistance.

For more information call 1-888-356-3281, or 1-866-762-2237.

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  • Ocala native

    Great guess the crab legs, steaks, and cookies will be all sold out.

    • Yourignoranceisshowing

      You’re highly ignorant if you think that’s what the average food stamp recipient buys.
      Not to mention cookies? I mean really? They can get cookies if they want. I wouldn’t recommend steaks or crab legs, there are better longer lasting foods they can buy with that money. And even then the stamps never last an entire month anyway.
      My mother is disabled and gets food stamps and never once has gotten steak or crab legs and still has to take a chunk of her ssi to buy food since what they give her doesn’t last. Doing that, takes away from her being able to buy the essentials like TP, shampoo, wipes etc.
      So get off your high horse and stop judging others. You have no reason to anyway.
      Because no, the taxpayers don’t pay high dollar to welfare programs. The average taxpayer pays $36 a year to the foodstamp program.

      • urchittingme

        Go stick your head back in the sand…Oh and go buy your mom some TP please

        • Yourignoranceisshowing

          What was that? I don’t speak sheeple. 🙂
          And Ocala Native, yes I agree it is the most abused program. But how about instead of sitting around bitching about it you think of ways to change it? ( ways that actually work that is) .
          In my opinion, people should have to prove their situation much more so than what they already do. Because obviously what they’re doing isn’t working.
          I also think that there should be something done if an able bodied person has been on the system for years. Maybe a one time payment to move them to a new area with more jobs and actually have people who work with their skills to place them at a job, it would be cheaper than to continue supplying food, cash assistance and medical for who knows how many more years.
          Also, in my experience with people I know who are on foodstamps, they don’t buy anything at all with them and they then sell them for 50 cents on the dollar to go buy drugs or they trade their card for drugs. Then they go and steal steaks , cheesecake, you name it. Just check out the Citrus County Arrest Reports sometime, you’ll see them in there, “so and so arrested for stealing steaks at publix”
          That’s so common and it’s always because their druggies who’ve sold their stamps.
          It’s an epidemic and complaining about what they buy, won’t help.

          • Ocala native

            There you go again with giving away other people’s money, where do you think that one time payment would come from and you never mentioned having them repay it back? As far as a solution I have one, it’s called make the people receiving food stamps show up for trash detail.

          • Edwin Sotomayor

            Other people’s money? Oh like when the government spends 3.5 million bucks, of Our money for new toilet seats in federal buildings last year?

      • greatanswer

        hey if she uses coupon with her stamps ive heard it helps alot…

      • Ocala native

        This is the most abused program in our country, I can tell by looking in someone’s cart when what there using for payment. If it’s only a $36 dollar extra tax then maybe you wouldn’t mind chipping in for my share.

        • Edwin Sotomayor

          You can tell by looking in the cart? You mean when you see a black woman with kids buying crab legs or steak. That’s what you really mean so just say it. Because if they were white , dressed a little nicer buying the same food, you wouldn’t have a second thought about it.

          • Ocala native

            If I meant a black woman I would have said black woman, I’m talking about every person that’s receiving food stamps that buys the items I wrote about. Have you seen the guy with the boat that sells grouper, shrimp, lobster and crab that accepts welfare cards, that’s the ones I’m referring to. I highly doubt your only receiving $17 but obviously you’re not whom I was talking about.

    • Edwin Sotomayor

      I worked all my life til I was disabled in an accident at age 50. I get a whopping 16 dollars a month food assistance. And need Every penny. Not all people receiving food stamps really want to be in that position. I’d rather be working on the ambulance again. So wheres the crab leg sale at?

      • Ocala native

        BTW, how is it you can afford a cell phone with internet service but you can’t buy you own damn groceries? People wake up and quit trying to get everything for free

        • Bowles

          You’re such a fucking CUNT! Until you’re faced with circumstances beyond your control, you’ll never understand. Everything YOU have right now can be taken an in instant. You can’t control EVERYTHING!!!! YOU MAY THINK YOU HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL NOW UNTIL YOU SUDDENLY LOSE EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU CAN SAY YOUR FIRST NAME. I THOUGHT HURRICANE ANDREW TAUGHT US THAT, BUT A APPARENTLY, THERE ARE SOME CUNTS WHO WEREN’T PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION. Not EVERYONE is DELIBERATELY relying on the government for assistance dumbass…. GOD FORBID you suddenly lose your job tomorrow and go MONTHS without any prospects & jobless or any knowledge of where your next meal or clean glass of water will come from and your last resort is to lean on the government for assistance…… ESPECIALLY if you have children…. And please spare me with; ” I DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT HAPPENING BCUZ I HAVE A BACK UP PLAN…..”l know tons of people who had the same job for years with damn near 10 back up plans with 401k plans and STILL ended up living underneath a freeway bridge, not even eligible for foodstamps, simply bcuz they no longer possessed an accurate HOME ADDRESS. Don’t be so quick to speak on something you don’t have complete control over. You may think you do, but until your faced with that issue, you really have no idea. It’s called LIFE and it can happen to ANYONE, whether in your favor or the hands of FATE. I’d STRONGLY advise YOU to humble YOURSELF and rid your brain of the cockiness b4 you fall victim… QUICKLY!!!¡

          • Ocala native

            You should really consider some mental health options, you are the most angry person that has ever responded to a post. First of all I am referring to the individuals that get the EBT card and buy groceries that should not be purchased with tax payer funded programs. As far as you worrying about my or anyone else BACKUP PLAN you should just worry about getting that help you definitely need.

          • Bowles

            No you’re the one who needs the help considering your being out of touch with REALITY…. You’re still a CUNT btw😂😂😂😂

          • Bowles

            And maybe you should go drink an ice cold glass of bleach, but before doing that, go suck ten dicks or die trying…. Smooches😘😘😘😘

          • Ocala native

            Looks like they let you out too soon, your running late on this post though

          • Bowles

            First off, I don’t receive public assistance but I know people who do and it has nothing to do with laziness. Some them had jobs and made the kind of money YOU could only dream of and was faced with an unexpected LAY OFF. Come up for air from being a cunt every once and a while and join the rest of us in this place called REALITY

  • Person of Honor

    Must be Trump Supporters go buy you mom some TP Wow and people really are wondering why this country is in shambles its not because of Food stamps or as u said people buying cookies ignorant comments is why thr country is going 2 hell in a hand basket are u mad because u can’t buy steak and crab legs food is food last i checked and who in your family receives food stamps really u guys your complaints would do better in other areas i’m sure bol u guys probably don’t even vote but always has a complaint better yet probably can’t vote stop being a bigot its none of your business what the next person puts in their shopping cart whats next u don’t wanna pay taxes either …….. And fyi your opinion really doesn’t matter nobody cares what u think u r such a miserable piece of work start by not being up in others bisiness how do u know who is using snap benefits i know how because u are not respecting peoples privacy at the register shameful shameful probably the 1st 1 signing up for a tax relief or looking 4 a way not to pay taxes get over it

    • urchittingme

      Now I understand why you’re on welfare, because you’re to lazy to get a education and provide for yourself…It really shows in your comment

      • Tami Page

        You and Ocala native sure are two peas in a pod. I hope you two don’t call yourselves children of God. You really need to check yourselves lest you not be judged. I receive food stamps, work a full time job with over time, and I’m raising 4 wonderful children. I’m a college educated woman who prior to losing my husband in a car accident was a stay at home mom and house wife.My husband was always the provider for our family and we never had a financial worry. However since our tragedy life has definitely been turned inside out, we don”t take anything for granted.So basically if anything took a wrong turn in your life you don’t know where you might find your self. We never asked for this, I wish we didnt have to use the stamps, espescialy since I have a degree. You two are disgraceful, I really do hope you both humble youselves before LIFE does it for you. By the way everyone deserves to eat well especially in America, and belive me my $482 per month in stamps doesn’t leave much room for cab legs and steak. lol just saying.Good luck with school Alex and thank you to those of you with compassion and humility.

        • urchittingme

          You sound nice…can I buy you a Happy meal or something? 🙂

          • Tami Page

            your so lame !! TASTE LESS, NOT WASTING ANYMORE TIME ON YOUR IGNORANCE !!

    • Ocala native

      Obviously by reading you comment you are uneducated, your spelling and punctuation are that of a 1st grader. Secondly you lost your right to privacy when you stepped up to take my tax money for your groceries. Lastly Person of Honor whatever the hell that means, if you had any honor you wouldn’t be so quick to take the free things offered to those that really need the help.

      • Edwin Sotomayor

        Listen, tax payers receive foodstamps benefits too. I paid taxes all my life. From age 14. Now I get 16 bucks a month in foodstamps.. that buys a shit load of food today don’t it. So I choose between food and medicine every flunkin month. As far as welfare goes. I feel if your a single mom and have a child, and get welfare benefits. You should not be allowed to have anymore children while receiving benefits, or your on your own.

    • Yourignoranceisshowing

      Who are you talking to about being a Trump supporter? I know damn well you don’t mean me.
      Second it’s hard to make a point when you cannot even read most of what you posted.
      Not to mention these obviously elderly “veterans” no doubt, below assuming that because you are not against the welfare programs, that must mean you are on foodstamps LOL. They have nothing better to do when their TV dinners get cold and their Wheel of Fortune aren’t on. Not to mention I can bet they collect either SSI or SSD among other government checks. Those are handouts as well, btw.

  • Eric Sweat

    This country seems to be full of greedy, selfish. no compassion for the poor, snobs. I pay my taxes and go to school and don’t mind helping my fellow men who are in need. I agree that some people do take advantage of the system but that doesn’t make all poor people bad or lazy. There are bad apples in every bunch. Just because you are heartless and have a job doesn’t make you better than anybody else. Stop thinking about yourselves and think about the kids who are not at fault for being poor and needing food in order to live.

    • Helpinghands

      You are so right Eric Sweet; keep following this loving-kindness path; guaranteed you will receive your heart’s desire.

    • Jenn Mieles

      Well said Eric!

  • Alex Kazmier

    Wow these comments are horrible I’m 22 and receive both ssi and food stamps and food stamps do not last at all through the month I’m glad they gave them early or else I’d be stuck eating 2lbs of 1$French fries for a whole week or two. I been having to eat tv dinners due to I can’t eat meat cause of heart attack close to an early age yes I have my high school diploma and I’m trying to get into college to get a career path I worked before minimum wage does not cover rent water electric and insurance for vehicle oh let’s not forget health care and the fact that trade school cost 5k full time student is 18months before someone says grants let me educate u if your under 24 you need to be homeless have a child be divorced or be under parents income or make over 20k or 25k a year and have filed your own taxes within past year because I can’t afford bills I have to split bills and am saving for a decent vehicle so that when I turn 24 in a year I can apply for FAFSA and be able to have a reliable vehicle to and from work and a, career opportunity. Finding work isn’t easy especially work that will cover all your necessary expenses. Be glad I’m not having a child then I’d be on more assistance.

    • Queefer Sutherland

      I’m glad you don’t have a child also.