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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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Navigating times of Uncertainty - Our FoodShare outreach team is here to help!

Massive job losses encountered in the retail, recreational, entertainment, and restaurant industries across the state have resulting in more families than ever needing a helping hand. Feeding Wisconsin, along with our six-member food banks, have been working diligently to meet these needs. More than ever, our FoodShare outreach team is essential to connecting our neighbors to much-needed resources.

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Yesterday, hundreds of UnitedHealthcare employees volunteered at our food banks across the state to help celebrate UnitedHealthcare's incredible $700,000 gift to Feeding Wisconsin to help our network of food banks and food pantries improve our collective ability to source, store, and distribute more fresh produce. This incredible partnership has given us opportunity to work together, across the state, on the same day at the same time to advance not only our mission of fighting hunger, improving health, and strengthening communities, but also UnitedHealthcare’s mission of helping people live healthier lives and making the health system better for everyone.

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FoodShare Outreach: The Basics

Feeding Wisconsin and its member food banks understand that everyone needs a helping hand at times. Our member food banks work with over 1,000 local food pantries and meal sites to provide food to over 600,000 of our friends and neighbors each year. To further reduce the burden of hunger, we provide a robust FoodShare outreach program that provides education and application assistance across the state.

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