Early Release of SNAP Benefits
Florida will issue remaining September SNAP benefits to clients statewide tomorrow - on September 7 (rather than via the normal Florida benefit issuance stagger schedule - which runs from the 1st through the 28th of each month). A change to the issuance schedule within the benefit month does not require a waiver from FNS.
USDA's disaster webpage will be updated for Irma; for reference this is where information for Florida will appear shortly.
We know many of you are quickly preparing and bracing for Hurricane Irma. FMI wants to be a resource for all grocers and help in any way possible. Please feel free to share this information with anyone in your operations. We are quickly and continually uploading additional links and resources as we receive them, so be sure to check back often: