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FoodShare: At a Glance Dashboard - Individual Summary

This dashboard shows current month and 12-month trends for FoodShare member demographics based on the month you choose.

How to use the dashboard

  1. Choose a filter in the gray bar in the dashboard.
    • Month Year filters all metrics on the dashboard according to that month. The earliest you can select is January 2017.
    • County of Residence filters all metrics to only show data for FoodShare cases and members living in that county.
    • Sex filters all metrics to only show data for that sex.
    • Race filters all metrics to only show data for that race.
    • Ethnicity filters all metrics to only show data for that ethnicity.
  2. View the summary data at the top of the dashboard in the teal area, and find specific data points underneath the summary data.
  3. Hover over charts and graphs for more facts.

Helpful information

These definitions are sorted by question, and are ordered how they appear in the dashboard

Who received FoodShare benefits in Wisconsin?

Number of members

The count of all people receiving FoodShare benefits for the report month.

Number of adults

The count of all people who were 18 or older when their FoodShare benefits began who are receiving benefits for the report month.

Number of minors

The count of all minors receiving FoodShare benefits for the report month.

Number of males

The count of all people who are recorded as male who are receiving FoodShare benefits for the report month.

Number of females

The count of all people who are recorded as female who are receiving FoodShare benefits for the report month.

What were the demographics of FoodShare members?

Sex (bar graph)

The percent of FoodShare members by sex they are recorded as.

Ethnicity (bar graph)

The percent of FoodShare members by their ethnicity. “Other Selections” include unknown (user-selected option), decline to answer (user-selected option), and not provided (user did not respond to the question).

Age (bar graph)

The percent of FoodShare members by age range.

Race (bar graph)

The percent of FoodShare members by race. “Other Selections” include unknown (user-selected option), decline to answer (user-selected option), and not provided (user did not respond to the question).

One-year trend (stacked bar charts)

Sex: The percent of FoodShare members by sex they are recorded as for each month in the last 12 months. The sum of the bars adds to 100%.

Age: The percent of FoodShare members by age range for each month in the last 12 months. The sum of the bars adds to 100%.

Ethnicity: The percent of FoodShare members by their ethnicity for each month in the last 12 months. The sum of the bars adds to 100%. “Other Selections” include unknown (user-selected option), decline to answer (user-selected option), and not provided (user did not respond to the question).

Race: The percent of FoodShare members by race for each month in the last 12 months. The sum of the bars adds to 100%. “Other Selections” include unknown (user-selected option), decline to answer (user-selected option), and not provided (user did not respond to the question).

How many FoodShare members were employed?

% of adult FoodShare members who are employed (donut chart)

The percent of adults receiving FoodShare benefits who were employed during the report month. This includes people 18 or older who are employed during the report month, are not on strike, and receive more than $0.00 in earned income.

The full donut chart represents the total number of adult FoodShare members. The percent change indicates an increase or decrease from the month before the report month.

Average monthly earned income by age (bar graph)

The average monthly earned income (in dollars) of working FoodShare members by age ranges for the report month.

One-Year Trend

FoodShare adult employment rate (bar graph): The percent of adult FoodShare members who have earned income for each month in the last 12 months.

Average monthly income by age (line graph): The average monthly earned income (in dollars) of FoodShare members by age ranges for each month in the last 12 months.

What other programs did FoodShare members participate in?

Program combinations (donut chart)

The percent of FoodShare members who, in the report month, received benefits from FoodShare only, FoodShare and Medicaid, or FoodShare and other programs, including Childcare, Medicaid, and/or Wisconsin Works.

One-Year Trend

The percent of FoodShare members who, for each month in the last 12 months, received benefits from FoodShare only, FoodShare and Medicaid, or FoodShare and other programs, including Childcare, Medicaid, and/or Wisconsin Works.

Use the vertical axis to see the number of members.

How many FoodShare members were part of working families?

% of members in working families (donut chart)

The percent of people in working family AGs (households with at least one minor and their parent who earns income). A person is counted regardless of if they are the one working or not. The full donut chart represents the total number of FoodShare members. The percent change indicates an increase or decrease from the month before the report month.

FoodShare members in working families by number of parents (stacked bar chart)

The number of FoodShare members in a working family AG, by the number of parents in the working family AG. Each bar is broken up by adults and minors.

An adult in a working family is someone 18 or older when FoodShare benefits began, and is counted regardless of their relation to any minors or other working parent(s) in the AG.

A minor in a working family is counted regardless of their relation to any minors or any other working parent(s) in the AG.

  • Assistance Groups (AGs): Individuals who live in the same household, purchase and prepare food together, and pass all financial and non-financial eligibility criteria to receive FoodShare benefits. An Assistance Group is processed as one case. Some household members are required to be in the same assistance group, even if they are no purchasing and preparing meals together. Such as an adult, 18-21 years of age living with their parent.
  • Members: Individuals receiving FoodShare benefits.
  • Minor: A member is considered a minor if they are under the age of 18.
  • EBD: A member is considered EBD if they are elderly (60 years old or or older), blind, or have a disability.
  • Allotment: Dollar amount of FoodShare benefits assigned to an AG based on the financial and non-financial criteria used to determine FoodShare eligibility.
  • Issuance: FoodShare benefits issued to a household in a specific month. Benefits may be issued for that month or a different month.
  • Earned income: Income from current employment, self-employment, recently-ended employment, or strike pay.

To download and print a PDF of the dashboard:

  1. Filter the dashboard to the data you need.
  2. Select the download icon ( ) at the bottom of the dashboard.
  3. Select PDF.
  4. From the Include menu, choose This View.
  5. From the Scaling menu, choose At most 1 page wide.
  6. Select Download.
  7. Open the PDF and print it.
Last revised February 8, 2024