Benefits Connection

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In 2008, our Benefits Connection Program was launched as a response to the increased demand for food brought up by the recession.  Though the overall economy is showing signs of improvement, many households with fixed, minimum wage or part-time incomes are still struggling to make ends meet as the costs of basic necessities remains high.  Lack of access to a computer or skills to navigate an online application, lack of awareness regarding these benefits, misinformation on eligibility factors, transportation, and language and literacy barriers are just some of the hurdles faced by those who have never had to apply for benefits before.

By offering advice, support and assistance at convenient locations, our Benefits Connection Specialists can better facilitate the benefit application process. Our team of Specialists provides one-on-one assistance with the application, submits support documents to the Department of Children and Families, completes the interview required by the program, and provides SNAP education, information and referrals to a network of agencies.

You can contact us at (407) 295-2777 or by visiting one of the locations where we provide our services.  To find out when and where to locate one of our Specialists, please click on the links below:

BC Orange – June 2017 Calendar

BC Brevard – December 2018 Calendar

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, religion, sexual orientation, reprisal, political beliefs or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. Persons who require alternate means of communication of program information should contact SHFB at (407) 295-2777. When applicable, these alternate means of communications are provided free of charge.