VIDEO: Thousands of Brevard County Residents Apply For Food Assistance At Cocoa Expo Sports Center

By  //  October 11, 2017

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ABOVE VIDEO: Thousands of people who had to throw away spoiled food after Hurricane Irma slammed Central Florida filled the Cocoa Expo Sports Center Wednesday seeking financial assistance.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WFTV) – Thousands of people who had to throw away spoiled food after Hurricane Irma slammed Central Florida filled the Cocoa Expo Sports Center Wednesday seeking financial assistance.

More than 20,000 people have visited the site since Saturday to apply for the Food for Florida program, which helps residents who aren’t on food stamps but whose homes were damaged by the storm.

Wednesday was the final day to apply in person in Brevard County. Doors were supposed to close at 6 p.m., but by 4 p.m., officials had to close the gates due to concerns about traffic backups and safety.

The Florida Department of Children and Families has not yet said what route those still seeking assistance should take.

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