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Program Description:

The purpose of the FoodShare Program is to end hunger and improve nutrition and health. It helps low-income Wisconsin households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. In Wisconsin, local welfare offices operate the program, and the Federal Government oversees the State operation of the program.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

Contact your local FoodShare administering agency to apply for this program at:
http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/em/imagencies/index.htm

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information about this program, please visit:
http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/index.htm

Please call the DHFS to speak with a client service representative:
608-266-1865

TYY calls can be made to:
608-267-7371

 

Managing Agency:

Wisconsin
http://www.wisconsin.gov




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