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Welcome Jules Lee - Feeding Wisconsin's new Statewide FoodShare Outreach Program Director

Back in November 2022, Jules Lee joined the Feeding Wisconsin Statewide team as the FoodShare Outreach Program Director, a role focused on optimizing utilization of Wisconsin’s supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits that help people buy food during period of need and instability. What excites Jules about this role is they feel life has come full circle: from walking with their Mother as a child to pick up their SNAP benefits, to listening to patrons at Middleton Outreach Ministry share their challenges with food insecurity. They feel fortunate to be on the Feeding Wisconsin team.

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Feeding Wisconsin team members help our neighbors statewide apply for FoodShare and other resources: Meet Jordan Cortes

Jordan Cortes is a Bilingual Outreach Specialist for Feeding Wisconsin. Jordan is originally from Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. He has lived in Madison for eight years and joined the Helpline staff two years ago. As a Bilingual Outreach Specialist, he appreciates that he is able to welcome people from all different backgrounds to learn more about FoodShare, help those eligible to apply, and refer them to other public assistance resources if needed.

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Thanks to the Walmart Foundation for supporting FoodShare outreach to seniors

Thanks to a generous donation from the Walmart Foundation, we are deploying strategies to reduce stigma and raise awareness of our FoodShare Outreach program throughout the state and increase enrollment of seniors in the program.

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FoodShare Eligibility, Benefit Allotment, and Program Updates in October 2021

With the start of the new Federal Fiscal Year, there are a few important changes going into effect regarding FoodShare eligibility and benefit maintenance policy. Cost of living adjustments will result in increased benefits. Those participating in the program will be required to submit six-month reports and conduct an interview at the time of application and annual review.

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Pandemic Food Aid Programs Ending- What this means and when this will happen

During the pandemic there were increases and added flexibilities to nutrition assistance programs, such as SNAP and WIC. There were also added programs, such as Pandemic EBT and Farmers to Families Food Boxes. We are now considering the impact of the sunset of these programs and increases and what that will mean for families experiencing food insecurity.

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