The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) in partnership with the USDA announced the implementation of the Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, to help individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Irma.

DCF and USDA officials will be in Sarasota at the Westfield Sarasota Square mall from Oct. 13 to Oct. 17. They will be in Manatee county, at the DeSoto Square Mall Oct. 15 to Oct. 17. Each location will be open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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