How To Get FoodShare Benefits

FoodShare Wisconsin helps low-income families and individuals to buy nutritious food. If you want to find out if you can get FoodShare benefits, you need to apply with your agency. You can also apply online at Click on "Apply For Benefits." This tool will let you submit an application to your agency. You may also apply with your local agency in person or by telephone.

To apply with the local agency, you will need to call and set up a time for an interview. To find the agency in your area go to "How to Apply" or  call 1-800-362-3002.

If you want to see if you may be able to get FoodShare Benefits before you apply, you can use the "Am I Eligible" tool, also at

For more information about FoodShare Wisconsin, the ForwardHealth Enrollment and Benefits Handbook.

To find the current FoodShare Wisconsin income limits, visit Monthly Income Limits.

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If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

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Last Revised: November 17, 2014