How to Apply
You can apply online at
ACCESS.wi.gov, by mail, phone or in person. If you choose to apply by mail, complete the
FoodShare Application (F-16019B).
You can get the application from your agency, online at
dhs.wi.gov/em/customerhelp or by calling 1-800-362-3002.
Send the signed and completed application along with any required proof
(see Proof/Verification) to:
If you live in Milwaukee County:
PO Box 05676
Milwaukee WI 53205
If you do not live in Milwaukee County:
PO Box 5234
Janesville, WI 53547-5234
Everyone who applies for FoodShare must have an interview. The interview will be done by phone, unless you want your interview in person at the agency.
You will be notified of the status of your application, in writing, within 30 days from the day the agency gets your application, unless you qualify for Priority Services.
Priority FoodShare Services
You may be able to get FoodShare within 7 days of providing your application and/or registration form if your household:
Has $100 or less available in cash or in the bank; and
Expects to receive less than $150 of income this month; or
Has rent/mortgage or utility costs that are more than your total gross monthly income, available cash or bank accounts for this month; or
Includes a migrant or seasonal farm worker whose income has stopped.
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February 06, 2013