Food assistance

The COVID-19 Food Assistance Program for City of Homestead residents has now reopened.  The program, funded through Community Development Block Grant funds, is designed to assist residents who have suffered a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic by alleviating the burden of grocery costs through Grocery Gift Cards distributed to households in accordance with program guidelines.  Applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis.

Homestead residents in need of assistance should visit and scroll to the “Food Assistance Cards” section to access the full program guidelines and online application.  Applicants must reside within Homestead’s City Limits and provide identification such as a driver’s license or utility bill with the applicant’s name and address.  Applicants are urged to double check their address is within the City of Homestead City Limits and not just a Homestead Postal Address prior to submitting their application.  Applicants must also identify how COVID-19 has impacted them and sign an affidavit attesting to the information provided.  Income eligibility limits are as follows:

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Residents who are unable to complete the application online may also fax the application to 786-349-6777.  Questions related to the program guidelines and how to submit an application should directed to or 305-224-5585.  The City of Homestead also offers other assistance programs to eligible residents.  To learn more about these programs, visit

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