Pantry Network Engagement

Feeding Wisconsin Pantry Network Engagement

The COVID-19 crisis is creating an unprecedented new food security threat to households in Wisconsin. Our food banks and pantries are experiencing challenges navigating supply and demand. Families who were already food insecure are facing tougher times as they now need to provide breakfast and lunch for their kids who are out of school.

This page and monthly calls provide information to support food pantry operations and a space to provide peer-to-peer sharing.

Statewide Food Pantry Calls with DHS TEFAP and Feeding Wisconsin

What: Join Jennifer Putzer (DHS TEFAP) and Stephanie Jung Dorfman (Feeding Wisconsin) for COVID-19 response updates and Q&A. Please send questions to You can send these in advance or during the time of the call.

Call objectives are:

1. Provide updates concerning food pantry operators, including TEFAP program, nutrition policy, etc.
2. Consider related questions and challenges facing food pantry operators.
3. Engage in peer-to-peer sharing of knowledge and best practices.

When: 2nd Thursday of the month at 11am CST

Register here to receive the calendar invite with login information

Join via Google Meeting:

Google Meeting Link:
Dial In: (‪US‬)‪+1 415-604-0562‬
PIN: ‪544 585 865#‬


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Considerations for Food Pantries and Food Distribution Sites
211 Wisconsin
211 Regional Contact Center Map
COVID-19: Updates for FoodShare and Other Food Benefits
Feeding Wisconsin FoodShare Outreach Website
Example Return to Work Protocol shared by The Neighbor's Place

TEFAP Documents:

Wisconsin TEFAP no contact protocols for pantries during COVID-19 (updated 6/1/2020)
Wisconsin TEFAP FFY22 Eligibility / Certification Form
TEFAP FFY22 Guidance Memo (08/25/2021)
Wisconsin TEFAP COVID-19 Q&A
Wisconsin TEFAP Winter Food Distribution Instruction (Guidance for distribution November 1, 2020 - April 20, 2021)
TEFAP Winter Food Distribution Survey Results (October 5, 2020)

Previous Pantry Call Notes

Kick Off Call Recording:

Presentation and Audio Recording
Audio Only Recording
Presentation PDF

Notes from Previous Calls:

Friday, June 26th Notes
Friday, July 10th Notes
Friday, July 24th Notes
Friday, August 14th Notes
Friday, August 28th Notes
Friday, September 11th Notes
Friday, September 25th Notes
Friday, October 9th Notes
Friday, October 23rd Notes
Friday, November 13th Notes
Friday, January 8th, 2021 Notes
Friday, January 22nd, 2021 Notes
Friday, February 26th, 2021 Notes
Friday, March 12th, 2021 Notes
Friday, April 9th, 2021 Notes
Transitioning to the New Normal Friday June 11th, 2021 Notes
Friday, July 9th, 2021 Notes
Friday, October 8th, 2021 Notes
Friday, November 12th, 2021 Notes
Friday, December 10th, 2021 Notes