‘Food for Florida’ registration at the RP Funding Center drew people from several counties between Saturday and today.
Many returned today after being turned away Saturday from Irma temporary food stamp registration at the RP Funding Center.
Crowds snaked up to the RP Funding Center this morning before registration opened at 7 a.m. Also: Check a short video of the line taken after daybreak. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply here.
Registration takes place daily 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Wednesday. Applicants are asked to come on a day corresponding to the first letter in their last name:
- People with last names A-F should show up 10/14
- People with last names G-J should show up 10/15
- People with last names K-O should show up 10/16
- People with last names P-Z should show up 10/17
- A make-up day will be held 10/18
It’s too early to say when it will be ready or pinpoint the location, but Lakeland’s new 92,000-square-foot Veterans Administration clinic will be built somewhere in an area bounded by Interstate 4, County Line Road, Polk Parkway and Drane Field Road, officials said at a town hall meeting Wednesday. It will replace the current 20,000-square-foot clinic on South Pipkin Road | View a larger map.
Lakeland’s homeless people would be better served with more focus on “rapid re-housing” (info) and less on transitional housing, according to a consultant recommended to guide the city’s strategy on homelessness. Commissioners are scheduled to decide June 19 whether to award a contract to Tallahassee-based Florida Housing Coalition (link).
More than seven months after kicking off their 2016 campaign, Ashley and Wesley Barnett, 2016 campaign co-chairs, reminded a crowd of nearly 300 donors, volunteers and supports, at the United Way of Central Florida’s annual meeting that the 2015 campaign was the best campaign ever by the organization, raising more than $9.08 million. That was until the 2016 campaign.