FoodShare Wisconsin - A Recipe for Good Health

Possible Fraud Risk

August 31, 2015: The federal Food and Nutrition Service Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has notified states that there have been reports of the general public receiving unsolicited calls from what appears to be the SNAP toll free information hotline number at 1-800-221-5689.  The unsolicited callers are requesting personal information offering assistance for filling out a SNAP application or other non-SNAP related services such as home security systems. Never provide personal information or your credit card number over the phone to unsolicited callers.

This outside entity that has “spoofed” the SNAP toll free information hotline number is not affiliated with the Food and Nutrition Service or SNAP.

If you suspect that you are receiving illegitimate calls from 1-800-221-5689, you may file a complaint with the FCC. If you have already fallen victim to this or a similar scam, please visit the Federal Trade Commission Identify Theft Consumer Information website for more information about identity theft.


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  • New FoodShare program rules began statewide on April 1, 2015. Certain adults between the ages of 18 through 49 with no minor children in their home may need to meet a work requirement or meet an exemption to continue getting FoodShare benefits. The work requirement rules will affect members who have a renewal or apply for FoodShare benefits on and after April 1, 2015. Learn more about FSET and the new program rules.
  • Due to changes in federal law, FoodShare rules have recently changed. To get a Standard Utility Credit, you must report the utilities that your household is required to pay. See the FoodShare Standard Utility Credit (P-00654), fact sheet for more information.
  • Get the address and phone numbers for your agency.



FoodShare Wisconsin was created to help stop hunger and to improve nutrition and health. FoodShare helps people with limited money buy the food they need for good health.

Each month, people across Wisconsin get help from FoodShare. They are people of all ages who have a job but have low incomes, are living on small or fixed income, have lost their job, retired or are disabled and  not able to work.

To learn more about FoodShare Wisconsin and how to apply, visit How To Get FoodShare Benefits.

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To learn the current FoodShare Income Limits, visit FoodShare Monthly Income Limits.

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

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Last Revised: October 16, 2015