Zakat-ul-fitr is a special zakat related to the month of Ramadan and it is time sensitive. It is due upon Maghreb of the night of Eid and must be distributed before the prayer of Eid. The overwhelming majority of scholars (based on strong evidence) believe that it must be given in a form food items.
Zakat-ul-fitr for this year is ($10) per family member.
Please make the intention to authorize the masjid to buy food on your behalf (wakalah) when you donate money