All Faiths Food Bank’s Food and Resource Center in DeSoto provides extended days and hours for those who are not able to attend distributions, emergency food, application assistance for SNAP, Medicaid, and TANF, and group education opportunities.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps) helps eligible low-income individuals and families stretch their food budgets and buy the food they need to maintain a healthy diet.
SNAP is for everyone—families, seniors, disabled, homeless, unemployed, employed, veterans, and active military. If you are within the income limits, you may be eligible.
All Faiths Food Bank provides assistance to individuals in Sarasota and DeSoto counties who would like to enroll for SNAP benefits.
Quality, affordable health and dental insurance for kids. From birth through the end of age 18, Florida children are eligible for head to toe coverage, even if one or both parents are working. It is free to apply and with year-round enrollment.
Florida KidCare includes free, subsidized and full-pay options based on family income and household size. Most families pay nothing at all, and many pay as little as just $15 or $20 a month for all children in the household. Families who do not qualify for free or subsidized coverage may purchase a competitively priced full-pay plan
WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers. CACFP also provides reimbursements for meals served to children and youth participating in afterschool care programs, children residing in emergency shelters, and adults over the age of 60 or living with a disability and enrolled in day care facilities.