FoodShare: Wisconsin Data

We publish monthly and yearly data about FoodShare in Wisconsin. Data is reported by county and tribe.

Monthly data

Summary data

FoodShare benefit numbers change each month as cases open and close. Our FoodShare Wisconsin at a Glance summaries show cases that were open and recipients who were eligible to receive benefits that month. The summaries break down caseload and member data like age, gender, work status, and average monthly income.

Amount of benefits provided

This report gives the dollar amount of FoodShare benefits provided each month. Wisconsin provides FoodShare benefits through the electronic benefits transfer (EBT) system.

View these reports in Excel: 20222021202020192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Number of open cases

This report shows the number of assistance groups, or cases, that were open and eligible for benefits each month. The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service decides criteria in advance for who is eligible. We count some caseloads in more than one month.

View these reports in Excel: 20222021202020192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Number of recipients

This report displays the number of people eligible in an open FoodShare case. To be eligible, a person must be a U.S. citizen or qualified immigrant. We count some caseloads in more than one month.

View these reports in Excel: 20222021202020192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Yearly Data

Number of recipients

Monthly reports include duplicated data. This report shows the number of unduplicated eligible cases within a county or tribe. These individuals received benefits at least once during the calendar year. We break down this count of unique recipients into adults, children, and assistance groups. Duplication occurs between counties or tribes. The columns may not be totaled for an unduplicated count.

The unduplicated state total is shown at the top of the report. This line shows the number of unique recipients statewide. These recipients were open and eligible to receive FoodShare at least one time during the year.

View these reports in Excel: 20212020201920182017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Number of open cases

This report gives the number of unduplicated assistance groups, or cases, that were open and eligible for benefits by each county or tribe. The assistance groups were open at least once during each calendar year. Duplication occurs between counties or tribes. The columns may not be totaled for an unduplicated count.

The unduplicated state total is shown at the top of this report. This line shows the number of unique assistance groups statewide. These recipients were open and eligible to receive FoodShare at least once during the year.

View this report in Excel: 1995-Present

Please note: FoodShare Wisconsin replaced our Food Stamp program on October 15, 2004.

Last Revised: May 16, 2022