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Citrus County Disaster SNAP Site Open


Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Citrus County’s DSNAP site is located at the College of Central Florida, Lecanto Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, FL.  It will be open daily from 7am-6pm; Now until – October 4, 2017. The Florida Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) has opened a Disaster SNAP (or Food for Florida) site in Citrus County located at the College of Central Florida, Lecanto Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, FL.  It will be open daily from 7am-6pm; Now until – October 4, 2017. Citrus County residents seeking disaster food assistance of important details prior to visiting a Food for Florida site. To qualify for the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program, individuals must have lived or worked in one of the 48 declared counties on September 5, and NOT be a customer in the regular food assistance program. Individuals and authorized representatives are strongly encouraged to pre-register online. Pre-registration is a brief application process that adds your information to the system in advance of your local site visit. This application is available here, at the Food for Florida website. Pre-registering on the day prior to visiting your local Food for Florida site will allow for faster processing of your application on-site. All Food for Florida dates and locations will be posted on the Site Locations link on the Food for Florida website. Service at site locations will be organized by day according to the first letter of your last name. Each site’s alphabetical serving order is listed on the site locations webpage. This program is not first come, first serve. Everyone’s application will be taken and processed at their appropriate county location.

One EBT card per eligible household will be issued so only the applicant needs to visit the local Food for Florida site in person. Additional individuals attending may contribute to longer lines and extended service times.

To make your visit to your local Food for Florida site as convenient as possible, remember these important items:

  • Fill out the initial application no later than the day before visiting your local site via the pre-registration link at the Food for Florida website.
  • Only one applicant needs to visit the site in person as only one EBT card will be issued per eligible household.
  • Visit the local site on the indicated date for your last name.
  • Current food assistance participants should not visit the local Food for Florida site or pre-register; additional September/October benefits will be added to your EBT card within five days of your county’s Food for Florida site opening.

For more information, visit the Food for Florida website. Contact: DCF Communications, (850) 717-4450

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