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FoodShare During the Shutdown

The good news is that USDA recently announced that it would pay February FoodShare benefits! The bad news is that we don't know a whole lot more about what happens after that. In the meantime, here's what we do know about FoodShare benefits during the shutdown.

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Thank you, Walmart!

A large part of our work fighting hunger, improving health and strengthening communities is our state FoodShare Outreach program. The program started in 2015 and was funded in large part by a 2-year grant from The Walmart Foundation, and we are thrilled to announce that The Walmart Foundation renewed their partnership with Feeding Wisconsin to continue providing this service to our friends and neighbors living in every corner of our state.

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Updated FoodShare Income Limits

Every October, at the start of each federal fiscal year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) updates the income eligibility limits for SNAP. Learn about the new changes to income limits, changes in deductions, and the status of FoodShare allotments.

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Reflections from year one

Our FoodShare Outreach Program is officially a year old! In a short amount of time we've been able to make impact in the lives of people across the state by providing high quality FoodShare application assistance. While successful, we recognize that we must continue to improve our program, refine our methods, and inform as many eligible Wisconsinites as possible in order to help achieve a healthy and hunger-free Wisconsin.

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Common things we hear on the Helpline

Our Helpline staff talk to a lot of callers everyday about the FoodShare benefit. Read about the top three things they hear from callers and how they try to help educate and inform these callers with the facts about the program so that they may make the best choices for themselves and their families.

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