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For Immediate Release: October 19, 2022


On-site D-SNAP Locations in Hardee and Polk Counties Open Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Shevaun Harris announced that two Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) locations will be open Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23 in Hardee and Polk counties for applicants who want to complete their interview on-site. D-SNAP provides food assistance for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Ian and who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Residents of Hardee or Polk who pre-registered but did not have a chance to complete their phone interview can visit the D-SNAP location in their county for an on-site interview. On-site interviews are not required if a phone interview was completed.

Individuals who did not pre-register online before October 16th in these counties are encouraged to pre-register electronically on our website at beginning Friday and then visit the on-site location in their county to complete the interview by Sunday. Pre-registration assistance is available at the on-site location for those who unable to do so beforehand.

D-SNAP On-Site Locations, Dates, and Times:

Hardee County – Pioneer Park
231 Wilbur C King Boulevard
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Dates: October 21 – 23, 2022
Hours: 7 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Polk County – RP Funding Center
701 W Lime Street
Lakeland, FL 33815
Dates: October 21 – 23, 2022
Hours: 7 A.M. – 5 P.M.

  • Current SNAP recipients are not eligible for D-SNAP and should not attend the on-site D-SNAP location.
  • Applicants who were approved during the telephone interview for D-SNAP will receive their (EBT) card by mail and should not attend the on-site D-SNAP location.
  • Households that do not live or work in Hardee or Polk Counties will not be served at this on-site D-SNAP location.

DCF will open D-SNAP locations in each county that has been approved for D-SNAP. On-site locations and dates for each county will be announced as they open. D-SNAP is not available at Disaster Recovery Centers or DCF’s Family Resource Support Centers.

To view the D-SNAP schedule by county and details on how to apply, visit