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SNAP Benefits:

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), otherwise known as Food Stamps, is a federal food assistance program that is distributed by the Department of Children and Families. To apply for food assistance, Medicaid, and/or cash assistance, or to manage your benefits and receive information, visit: https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

All work requirements have been suspended through the end of August.

DCF has launched a pilot program for SNAP recipients to purchase groceries online. If you are already receiving benefits, you do not need to apply. On April 21, both Walmart and Amazon will offer these services statewide. 

If you are due to re-certify in May or June 2020 for SNAP, certification periods have been extended by six months for individuals and families. If you were due to re-certify in March, you must do so online, over the phone, or send a hard copy re-certification.

  • Maximum allotments will be issued again for the month of July
  • Households will need to recertify if their public assistance benefits are due this month.  Recertifications will not be automatically completed for the month of July.

Interviews:

  • Interview requirements are no longer waived

If you have questions about your SNAP benefits, please contact the ACCESS Florida website at 850-300-4323.

If you are in need of recertifying or applying for SNAP, CareerSource is currently providing assistance with both. To schedule an appointment:

  • St. Petersburg Office: 727.608.2512 
  • Clearwater Office: 727.608.2508

Pandemic-EBT or P-EBT:

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is a supplemental benefit for households with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to pandemic-related school closures.

Families who are eligible for the free and reduced-price school meals program under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are eligible to receive P-EBT. P-EBT benefits will be issued automatically during the month of June.

For existing SNAP customers with a child receiving free and reduced-price school meals, the P-EBT benefit will be added to your current EBT card automatically. For Medicaid and/or TANF recipients with a child receiving free and reduced-price school meals, the P-EBT benefit will be automatically mailed to the address on your Medicaid and/or TANF file. No further action is required on your part to receive your P-EBT benefits.

If  you have not received your P-EBT card, please call 1-833-311-0321.

FreshEBT:

FreshEBT is an app (iphone or android) that allows SNAP recipients to track their benefits balance and purchases.  They can clip virtual coupons that help the benefits go farther.  There is also access to job postings.   

Link to app information: https://www.freshebt.com/

Medicaid:

Florida is maintaining Medicaid eligibility for current recipients through the end of the state of emergency. This means no Medicaid recipient will lose Medicaid eligibility during the state of emergency.

WIC (Women, Children & Infants) Program:

WIC stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered in Florida by the Department of Health. Services provided by the program include the following:

  • Healthy Foods
  • Nutrition Education and Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Referrals for Health Care

To apply for WIC, please call (727) 824-6914

Who is Eligible?

  1. You must be a pregnant woman, or a woman who has recently been pregnant, a breastfeeding mother, an infant, or a child under five years of age.
  2. You must meet certain income guidelines.
  3. You must live in Florida.
  4. You must have a nutrition-related need, which will be determined by WIC staff.

You could be eligible if you or other family members are currently receiving Medicaid, WAGES, or Food Stamps. However, you do NOT have to be on a public assistance program to qualify for WIC.

Before eligibility is completed, WIC staff will verify your gross household income. You need to bring proof of household income so that the staff can determine your eligibility.

For more information, please visit: http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/wic/index.html

If you are in need of a mask, please visit these locations:

(Please be mindful that this is based on a first come, first served basis)

  • Clearwater Main Library 100 N. Osceola Ave., Clearwater
    • Monday- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3 to 6 p.m.
    • Friday- Sunday: Noon to 2 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m.
    • (727) 562-4970
  •  Clearwater Beach Library & Recreation Complex
    • 69 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach
    • Monday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday: 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
    • (727) 462-6138
  • Countryside Library
    • 2642 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater
    • Monday- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Friday- Sunday: Noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
    • (727) 562- 4970
  • East Community Library at St. Petersburg College
    • 2465 Drew St., Clearwater
    • Monday- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3 to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday: Noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
    • (727) 562- 4970
  • North Greenwood Library
    • 905 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater
    • Monday- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday: Noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
    • (727) 562-4970
  • Lealman Exchange 5157 45th St.N., St. Petersburg
    • 727-464-5404
  • Palm Harbor Library 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor
    • Monday- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday & Saturday 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
    • (727) 784-3332
  • St. Petersburg Free Clinic 863 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg
    • (727) 821-1200
  • Barbara S. Ponce Public Library 7770 52nd St. N., Pinellas Park
    • Monday-Thursday:10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m to 7 p.m.
    • Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m.to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • (727) 369-0669
  • Largo Public Library 120 Central Park Dr., Largo
    • Monday- Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • (727) 587-6715
  • Highpoint Neighborhood Family Center 5812 150th Ave. N., Clearwater
    • (727) 533-0730
    • Individuals are encouraged to call the location before heading out to verify availability. Supplies are limited and will be replenished as often as possible.
  • GRAYDI Neighborhood Family Center 12601 130th Avenue North
    • Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm
    • Largo, FL 33774
    • (727) 595-1684
  • Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center 1003 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North
    • Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Residents can also make their own masks. Details, as well as instructions on how to keep your mask clean, are available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.

Thanksgiving 

Christmas

Children’s Services:

Bay Area Pregnancy Center4090 58th Avenue N. Assisting with diapers. Must call (727) 200-9166 for more information.

The Littlest Trunk– 6260 4th St N- Assisting with baby formula. Please call (727) 289-7069 for more information.

Help Me Grow– A program via 211 that provides assistance to caregivers and families for developmental and behavioral concerns. Help Me Grow is currently providing educational resources for crisis learning and assisting with basic needs.  Their hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:00. Please contact 211 for more information or text Help Me Grow to 898211

Meals on Wheels for Kids serves kids when school is closed, with a meal delivered to their home, by a volunteer. This is for kids, ages 18 and under. Participants must be home to receive the meal. MOW4Kids is an alternative option for  kids that are not able to access any of the school meal distribution sites throughout the county; and/or  kids that have difficulty accessing open food pantries. This is delivered to the following St. Petersburg zip codes: 33701, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714. MOW4Kids delivers a nutritious meal pack directly to the homes of kids between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. To apply for this program, please visit: https://networktoendhunger.org/mow4kids/

Children’s Home Society is providing a Family Support Warm Line that is open to everyone – families, adults, teens and kids. Whether you need a confidential outlet or greater mental health support, CHS is here – and it’s never been easier to get the support you’re looking for. Please call 1-888-733-6303 or you can text 1-888-733-6303

Florida Abuse Hotline – If you suspect child or  vulnerable adult abuse, please call 1-800-96-ABUSE to discuss your concerns.

Meal Distribution for MYPCS Student

MyPCS Online students are eligible to receive:

  • 5 days’ worth of breakfast and lunch meals
  • 5 days’ worth of after-school snacks at qualifying schools (50% free & reduced lunch or higher)
  • Distribution on Fridays at assigned school locations
  • Student does not need to be present for pickup 

MENU & PAYMENTS:

  • Menus will be posted at pcsb.org
  • Entrees securely packaged for student safety
  • Storage and heating instructions included with meals
  • Prepayments for meals can be made at the school by cash or check outside of distribution times, or online at MySchoolBucks.com

PRICING:

  • CEP Schools: No charge for any enrolled student
  • Non-CEP Schools*: (*No charge for free or reduced-price students)
  • Elementary school paid students: $11.25/week ($2.25/day)
  • Middle & high school paid students: $13.75/week ($2.75/day)

PICK UP:

  • Locations and times will be available soon at pcsb.org. Please note that meals provided during the school year are for enrolled students only.

The Governor of Florida signed an executive order on April 2 to suspend evictions and foreclosures due to COVID-19. This order has been extended until October 1. If you have any questions or concerns about your rent or mortgage, you can contact the following legal services:

Bay Area Legal Services: 1-800-625-2257 or visit their website at https://bals.org/get-help/housing

Gulf Coast Legal Services: 727-821-0726 or visit their website at https://gulfcoastlegal.org/. You can also view the Gulf Coast Legal Tenant Handbook here for more information 

Income Assistance:

Reemployment Assistance Benefits, formerly known as unemployment compensation, can be filed online using CONNECT. If you have never filed in Florida before, use the “File a New Claim” link to start your application and create a profile. If you have filed previously, please log in using your Social Security Number and PIN. If you no longer have your PIN, select the “Forgot PIN” button to regain access to your account.

Before filing, make sure you have the following information available:

  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s License of State ID number
  • Your employment for the last 18 months including for each employer:
    • Name, address, and phone number
    • First and last day of work
    • Gross earnings (before taxes are taken out) during the listed dates
    • The reason for separation
    • FEIN (this is found on any W2 or 1099 tax forms you have received)
    • If you don’t have the FEIN, you can use the employer details off of a recent pay stub.

For more information, or to apply, please visit: https://connect.myflorida.com/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX

DEO is also accepting paper applications that are available here: (English | Spanish | Creole) DEO now has a phone number to reach them for any claim questions: 1-833-353-6799.

Paper applications are also available at the locations below. For the purpose of social distancing, the papers are stocked in red boxes near the entrance of each location:

  • Pinellas Public Library Cooperative building
  • 1330 Cleveland St., Clearwater, FL
  • Barbara S. Ponce Public Library 
  • 7770 52nd St. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781 
  • St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus Library 
  • 9200 113th St. N., Seminole, FL 33772 
  • St. Pete Beach Public Library 
  • 365 73rd Ave., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 

Employment Opportunities:

Financial Assistance:

CARES

211 Tampa Bay Cares: An information and resource line for any resource available in Pinellas and Pasco counties. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dial 2-1-1 or Text 898211

Spectrum

Spectrum is providing low rates for clients who are recipients of the following progams:

  •  National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  •  Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP
  •  Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+ only)

For more information, please visit https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist.html

Comcast is offering free internet for 60 days to help low-income families who may not have access to the internet at home through its Internet Essentials program. For more information, visit https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19.

Daystar can assist with utility or mortgage assistance. For more information, please call (727) 825-0442.

Pinellas Opportunity Council is currently assisting with rent and utilities. Please contact (727) 823-4101 and leave a message. You can also visit https://poc-inc.org/emergency-services-program/ and apply online for assistance.

We Help can assist with water bills. Please call (727) 821-1200 ext 115

Boley Centers

Boley Centers has received funding to assist the citizens of St.Petersburg financial assistance to prevent homelessness.  If you meet all of the qualifications below, you may qualify for assistance with rent and select utilities (electric, water/sewer/trash, internet, telephone) for up to 3 months:

  • Must reside within the city limits of the City of St. Petersburg
  • Must have a 12 month lease
  • Must have current household income of or less than 50% AMI (Annual Median Income)
  • Must have been affected by COVID-19 (documented job or income loss)
  • Loss of income/late bills must have occurred on or after 3/27/2020 (when the president signed the CARES Act)
  • Must not be receiving assistance for the same expenses from any other source
  • Must be citizen or have legal residency status
  • Must provide all documentation

To apply, please visit http://boleycenters.org/verification/. Once you have applied, you will be notified that the application has been received. Please read Exhibit G if you meet the qualifications. If you require a paper application be mailed to you, please call (727) 490-0509 and leave a message with your name, address and phone number.

If you prefer to print and mail the application, you may use the link below and return your application to: Boley Centers Attention Emergency Assistance Grant 445 31st St. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33713. You may also drop your application in the drop box by the front door. COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Application. For more information, please visit http://boleycenters.org/covid-19/ 

The last day to apply for assistance is December 30, 2020.

Catholic Charities

For assistance, please visit: https://www.ccdosp.org/financial-assistance-pinellas-county/

All communication will be through email. There are two types of assistance: Financial and COVID19. Please apply accordingly.

Pinellas County Urban League

PCUL has financial assistance for electric available remotely. Clients can apply online at https://www.shahsoftware-casemanager.com/CTSOnline/frmClientIntakeVertical.aspx?CID=PINELLASCOUNTY or by calling 727-327-0977. For more information on Pinellas County Urban league, visit them at https://www.pcul.org/liheap

Metropolitan Ministries

For residents of Pinellas County, apply here https://form.jotform.com/201818803624151

City of Clearwater

The City of Clearwater is providing assistance to anyone living within the city limits of Clearwater. 

  • Rent Assistance (including back rent and deposits)
  • Utility Payments (cable, electric, natural gas, sewer and water)
  • Mortgage Payments (Applicants eligible for Mortgage assistance will be referred to a foreclosure counseling agency, at no cost to the applicant, prior to funds being disbursed.)
  • Payment of insurance deductibles
  • Housing re-entry assistance including security deposits, utility deposits & temporary storage of household furnishings

Payments will be disbursed directly to the utility, landlord, mortgage holder or other eligible agency or business to which the individual bills are due. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.myclearwater.com/government/city-departments/economic-development/rental-mortgage-and-utility-assistance

City of Largo

The City of Largo wants to help Largo individuals and families who have fallen behind on housing and utility bills due to impacts of COVID-19. Largo’s Resident Assistance Program is available to  help Largo households who have suffered a loss in income from COVID-19 furloughs, lay-offs, reduced hours, or company closings with housing and utility costs.

The application period for the Largo Resident Assistance Program will open October 7, 2020 at 8am and will remain open until December 15, 2020 unless funding is fully expended before that date.

In addition to housing and utility cost assistance, the new program will also provide funds for housing counseling, emergency home repairs and insurance payments. Applicants can apply directly online for the Largo Resident Assistance Program.  For additional assistance, please contact Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation at Lcares@tampabaycdc.org or call 727-442-7075 Ext. 121.

Economic Impact Payments:

Even if you don’t normally file taxes, you may still qualify for an Economic Impact Payment: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

If you’re a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or qualifying resident alien, not a dependent of another taxpayer and have a work eligible Social Security number, you’ll likely receive an Economic Impact Payment. You don’t have to have income to claim a payment. If you’re experiencing homelessness, you may still be eligible. The payment is not income and you will not owe tax on it. It won’t affect your eligibility for federal government assistance or benefit programs.

If you don’t normally file taxes, you need to sign up by October 15, 2020 at IRS.gov/nonfilereip to receive a $1,200 payment. You may also get an additional $500 for each qualifying child. You’re not required to file a tax return for 2019 if your income is below $12,200, or $24,400 for married couples.

Don’t use the non-filer tool if you:

  • Can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return
  • Filed or will file a 2018 or 2019 return

To sign up you’ll need:

  • Name, a mailing address and an email address
  • Date of birth and valid Social Security number
  • Bank account information, if you have one
  • Identity Protection PIN, if you’ve received one from the IRS
  • License or state ID, if you have one
  • Name, SSN and relationship for each qualifying child

If you receive any of the following benefits, you should have automatically received your payment where you normally receive your benefits. However, to get an Economic Impact Payment for a qualifying child, you may need to use the Non-Filers tool by September 30, 2020 to provide additional information to the IRS.

  • Social Security retirement, disability or survivor benefits
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension benefits
  • Railroad Retirement benefits

Visit IRS.gov/coronavirus for more information.

Renting/ Eviction:

Small Business Assistance:

Due to COVID-19, small businesses may take a financial hit due to the closing of businesses not deemed essential. The U.S. Small Business Bureau has multiple funding options available. For more information, visit https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

The Florida Veterans Foundation is teaming up with The American Legion and The Department of Florida to support those who are affected by this pandemic. For more information, visit https://helpflvets.org/covid-19-support/

Pinellas CARES Small Business Grants

Mental Health/ Stress Assistance:

If you find yourself experiencing issues with your mental health, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Suicide Hotline: connected through 211 Tampa Bay Cares. Dial 211 or Text 898211

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

Suncoast Centers has a mental health agency that is providing telehealth services at this time. Call (727) 388-1220 for more information.

Directions For Living provides mental health services for children and adults. If you are in need of any mental health services, please call (727) 524-4464.

Directions For Living also has an Emotional Support Line, for anyone who is having a difficult time coping or adapting during the pandemic. You can call (727) 524-4465 ext 1001. You will leave your name and number and someone will return your call within two hours. The support line is available from 8am-8pm. This line is not for resources, life-threatening emergencies, or mental health emergencies.

PEHMS Crisis Hotline – if you are experiencing a mental Health crisis, please contact (727) 541-4628.

Helping Teens Cope withe the Stress of Isolation: https://possibilitiesforchange.org/how-to-help-teens-cope-with-the-stress-of-isolation/

CDC – Manage Anxiety & Stress https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

PBS -How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus: https://tinyurl.com/sctrgxe

Mobile Crisis Unit -available for adults and children (727) 362-4424

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook: https://lamistad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/coronavirus-anxiety-workbook.pdf

Coronavirus Coloring book: https://lamistad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/coronavirus-coloring-book1.pdf

Rape Crisis Hotline: If you have been sexually assaulted, please call:

  • the Sexual Assault Services Hotline at (727) 530-7273 anytime 24 hours a day
  • RAINN, the national hotline at 1-800-656-4673

Domestic Violence Hotline: If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call:

  • CASA (727) 895-4912, or (727) 828-1269
  • RCS Pinellas (727) 442-4128, or (727) 446-2448
  • The statewide hotline at 1-800-500-1119. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Food Assistance:

For other food pantries, call 211 or visit https://feedingtampabay.org/findfood or download the following list:

If you are unable to seek food resources due to illness, disability or injury, Meals on Wheel St. Petersburg can be an option. Please visit https://networktoendhunger.org/mowsp/ to apply for this program.

Senior Services:

The Area Agency on Aging for Pinellas-Pasco has created a spreadsheet for seniors who may be in need of assistance or seeking access to different services for seniors: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MTtXkevgxFo-IdH77AdFq91VJdnPRXDJo6mJM9dYEaU/edit#gid=1107665670 – To access their helpline, you can call 727-271-8111 or email them at adrc.helpline@aaapp.org

Neighborly and Meals on Wheels can assist seniors over 60 years of age with meals. If you are in need of assistance, please contact (727) 573-9444 to register.

Showers:

Showered & Empowered is an organization that provides free showers for homeless people in the community. These are the places that will be hosting showers this month:

  • The Refuge of Clearwater – November 5th, 14th & 19th   8:30 AM-11:30 AM
  • Sacred Heart in Pinellas Park – November 12th 9-11 AM
  • Daystar – November 13th 9 AM-12 PM
  • First United Methodist of Clearwater – November 14th  8:30 AM-11:30 AM
  • First United Methodist of Pinellas Park – November 20th  9-11 AM

Mobile Medical Unit:

November Calendar -The Mobile Medical Van will re-start services this month at sites open for services from outside providers.

After Hours Help: Clients have access to an on-call physician or nurse after regular business hours through the Florida Department of Health by calling the clinic’s main phone #727-453-7866

MMU Van Schedule:  The Mobile Medical Unit resumed operations this month with some changes to the locations per day (subject to change)…please see the calendar for details and check the website for the most current updates.   

Shelters:

Pinellas HopeCatholic Charities, Phone: (727) 556-6397

Saint Vincent de Paul401 15th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Safe Harbor 14840 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762

If you are a family in need  of shelter, please contact 211 to go through the Family Services Initiative.

Veterans’ Services:

Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or visit veteranscrisisline.net If you are having a health crisis, please call 727-541-4628.  

If you are a veteran and are seeking employment, you can contact John Sanaxay at CareerSource Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) 727-608-2532

Pet Care Assistance:

If you are in need of pet food, please visit these sites:

  • Pinellas County Animal Services
    Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    12450 Ulmerton Rd.
    Largo, FL 33774
    Phone: (727) 582-2600
    Details: An employee will meet you at the entrance or you may call from the parking lot and an employee will come out to assist. Each citizen is limited to two bags or six cans of food per visit.
  • Humane Society of Pinellas 
    Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    3040 State Road 590
    Clearwater, FL 33759
    Phone: (727) 797-7722
    Details: To pick up food, knock on the door at the Humane Society’s Volunteer Village, located at their facility, and a representative will assist you and bring the food out to you.  
  • SPCA of Tampa Bay
    Tuesdays from 1-5 p.m.
    9099 130th Avenue North
    Largo, FL 33773
    Phone: (727) 586-3591, ext. 121
    Details: Call ahead to ensure the food pantry has adequate food stocks to meet your needs. If you are planning to pick up canned food, bring plastic grocery bags to transport the food home. When you arrive for your appointment, be sure to have a valid photo ID. 
  • Grassroots Kava House and Pup Active Pet Food Pantry
    Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    Saturdays and Sunday
    s 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    957 Central Avenue
    St. Petersburg, FL 33705
    Phone: (727) 220-3041
    Details: If you’re unable to leave your home due to quarantine or being immuno-compromised, you can send Grassroots Kava House a message via their Facebook page to discuss possible delivery within St. Petersburg city limits.
  • We Help provides dog/cat food upon request. 
  • Animeals – Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg and Friends of Strays Deliver Pet Food to Homebound and Seniors
    • Those who receive Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg and have companion animals can qualify to receive pet food through the Animeals program.
    • Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger (TBNEH), a tri-county leader in hunger relief, research and program development, announces new partnership with Friends of Strays to provide pet food for Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg recipients through the “Animeals” program. This new pet food assistance program will provide monthly food deliveries to recipients who need help to feed their cats and dogs.

COVID-19 Testing:

BayCare Urgent Care locations will offer drive-thru service seven days a week from 9am-5pm. Pre-screening is necessary before accessing a COVID-19 testing site. If you suspect you have coronavirus and you have not been screened for COVID-19 by a provider, visit baycareanywhere.org on your smart phone or computer 24/7 for a virtual visit with a provider.

  • BayCare Urgent Care (Carillon) | 900 Carillon Parkway, Suite 106, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
  • BayCare Urgent Care (Countryside) | 3351 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33761
  • Solis Health Plan and Florida Family Primary Care Centers are offering COVID-19 Drive thru testing centers:
    • Pinellas Park (6245 66th Street)
    • For more information, please call 813-461-7084
  • Community Health Centers of Pinellas County has drive thru testing services available. Please call 727- 824-8181 to set up an appointment.
    • 707 East Druid Road, Clearwater, FL 33756
    • 7550 43rd Street North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    • 1344 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 (Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center)
  • CVS in Tarpon Springs-Register and make an appointment at CVS.com1000 East Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs
  • Duke Energy for the Arts Mahaffey Theater – Free COVID-19 testing regardless of symptoms. Limit 4 people per car. 400 1st St S, St. Petersburg – Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Doctor’s Urgent Care Appointment required, only with symptoms or exposure34621 U.S. Highway 19, Palm Harbor – Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (727) 953-9888 www.yourdoctorsurgentcare.com
  • Free COVID Testing at Largo Health Department hosted by the Pinellas County Urban League – September 5th 12420 130thAve.N. Largo, FL 33774 (Must pre register at 888-320-9077)

For more information on COVID-19 and testing, please contact Department of Health’s COVID line at (866) 779-6121, email COVID-19@flhealth.gov or visit https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/testing/ for other testing sites.

Free COVID-19 antibody testing offered at Tropicana Field 

  • Located in parking lot 2 of the field Tuesdays-Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The lot is located on the west side of the stadium off 16th Street South.
  • The site remains free and residents do not need symptoms to be tested.
  • Tests will be administered on a first come, first-served basis. Walk-up testing is available, though residents are still required to wear a mask and there is a limit of four people per car.
  • There is no antibody testing at this location

Transportation

PSTA has suspended all fare for bus riders at this time. 

The Essential Workers Program is for essential employees who rely on the bus, but because of PSTA’s reduced bus service, the employees are no longer able to reliably get to or from work. PSTA will work to get these employees rides to or from work curb to curb on either Uber, United Taxi, or Care Ride. Click here to apply today!

If you have a permanent or temporary disability and are unable to independently use the regular, wheelchair accessible PSTA buses, call PSTA at 727-540-1800 for a DART application form. These forms are also available at the PSTA facility located at 3201 Scherer Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33716, and also available for download.