Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program
The Department of Children and Families will be
administering the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program for the
Tri-County area beginning this Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:30 am at the Suwannee
River Livestock Fairground located in Fanning Springs. The fairground facility
is located at the intersection of US Hwy 19/98 and NW 90th Avenue in
Levy County. This event is expected to continue until Monday, October 23, 2017.
The event is expected to create major traffic congestion issues.
Citizens should avoid this area if not participating in the program. Expect
traffic delays. Law enforcement will be on location to assist with traffic
issues. Message boards will be posted for citizens participating in the event.
The LCSO will be closing NW 90th Avenue Thursday
morning at 6:30 am to through traffic during the event. Participants will only
be allowed into the fairground facility via NW 90th Avenue at the
north entrance into the fairground parking area. 
Event coordinators expect it will take approximately 30-35
minutes to process each applicant. 
This will be a slow process and participants should expect
long lines and excessive wait periods. We are asking for everyone’s patience as
we attempt to direct participants through the event site.  
There could be additional road closures which will be dependent
on traffic conditions as the day progresses.