In This Issue

E-Government Resources


Hundreds of state and federal resources organized by category


State-wide portal for county and local resources, organized by county  


Career and job resources from the Florida Electronic Library   

November 2, 2015 

November is a time for remembrance and a time to give thanks, but it's also a time when many Florida citizens don't know where their next meal might come from.


The focus of this month's newsletter is on providing access to food banks and food pantries as well as other hunger-related resources.  


*All logos link to their corresponding websites.*
America's White Table

America's White Table is a salute to veterans of the United States Armed Forces, specifically those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. It is normally conducted on Veteran's Day (November 11) and can be displayed throughout the week.
Although the items necessary to perform this memorial are quite easy to find, they all have significant and symbolic messages behind them. With this simple display, libraries can honor the veterans in their communities while also bringing attention to online government services for veterans. 

Find more details on the Veterans Caucus website.
E-Government News
ACCESS Florida

The Florida Department of Children and Families administers the ACCESS Florida system, which allows customers to connect with their public assistance information 24/7 through an online application and MyACCESS account.

The Food Assistance Program helps individuals and families purchase nutritional foods needed to maintain and promote good health. General information and eligibility rules for the program can be found on the Florida Department of Children and Families  website .
Florida Association of Food Banks
The Florida Association of Food Banks is a partnership of more than 2,500 faith-based and nonprofit organizations whose aim is to meet the daily needs of people who struggle with hunger throughout all of Florida's 67 counties. Last year, they supplied over 197 million pounds of food across the state.

To connect with a food bank member, find your county in the Florida Food Banks Directory .
Food and Shelter by County
The Right Service at the Right Time connects patrons to a number of county and local services, including food banks.
Simply select your county to find all options for food and other daily needs in your area.
Food and Shelter by City
Get Help Florida provides access to links for soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries.
To discover facilities near you, just select the service needed and find your city.
Continuing Education
E-Government: In Review and On the Horizon
Are you ready for next year's federal and state online government initiatives? Our upcoming webinar will give an overview of new and existing programs.
We will review the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act as well as Florida's Online Voter Registration System. There will also be time for questions and comments on any issues dealing with online government services.
Please join us on December 4 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern for this review of vital information for libraries! For more information, contact me at
Contact Us
Recognizing that online government services are constantly changing and expanding, the Bureau of Library Development provides a number of training opportunities for interested parties. Follow BLD on Facebook and Twitter for updates, or subscribe to our YouTube channel for uploaded content.

Please do no hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns.


Alex Brownlee
E-Government Consultant
Bureau of Library Development

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

View our videos on YouTube


E-Government, Workforce Recovery and Outreach | 850.245.6633 | |
R. A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399