IRMA: Marion County sees Day 2 of food assistance

By Spectrum News 13,
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 7:46 AM EDT

More long lines are expected Wednesday in Marion County on day two of food assistance sign-up.

Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) officials say they had to open the site at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala after closing one at the Marion County Sheriff's Office due to safety and traffic concerns.

The Disaster Food Stamp Program helps those affected by Hurricane Irma who have storm-related expenses.

"I had friends who had to miss a full day of work," said Elease Samms. "They were in line for four to six hours, whereas this was I think two hours total for the entire thing."

The site is open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

DCF officials are urging people to pre-register online.