Surplus food is being made available to Florida families affected by the Christmas freeze through the state Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While the food is intended primarily for families who do not qualify for food stamps, those who receive food stamps may obtain limited quantities of most food items. Foods available include butter, flour, cornmeal, egg mix, peanut butter, canned pork, beans and canned fruit juice. For information and to find out where to go to pick up food rations, call one of the area social service agencies listed below.
Citrus County: Citrus County Human Services - (904) 746-7777 Pasco, Hernando and Sumter counties: Mid-Florida Community Services - (904) 796-1425 Hillsborough County: Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners - (813) 272-5074 Pinellas County: Religious Community Services Food Pantry - (813) 443-4031, and St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank - (813) 821-1200