Sen. Bill Nelson wrote U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue to ask for federal help administering federal Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) resources.

“While I am grateful that D-SNAP was approved,” Nelson wrote, “I am deeply concerned by news reports of how poorly it is being executed by the State of Florida.”

D-SNAP provides one time assistance to families who suffer economically from a disaster.

In the past week hundreds of Florida families have waited in long lines to apply for benefits.

Read Nelson’s letter here.