The following information provides information about the public assistance food and nutrition assistance options for low-income Wisconsin residents:
FoodShare Wisconsin: FoodShare is Wisconsin's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and it helps low-income Wisconsin residents buy food. FoodShare Wisconsin was previously called Food Stamps.
- How to Apply for FoodShare
- FoodShare Income Limits
- Brochure: FoodShare Makes Wisconsin Healthier (PDF, 323 KB)
- Fact Sheet: The Facts about FoodShare for Seniors and People with Disabilities (PDF, 85 KB)
- Spending your FoodShare Benefits
- Enrollment and Benefits Handbook for BadgerCare Plus, EBD Medicaid and FoodShare (PDF, 1.6 MB)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): A federal program that provides food commodities to distribution sites that are then provided to food pantries and meal sites. Each county has a TEFAP provider that has information about
Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Offers free, nutritious foods to low-income seniors aged 60 years and older.
Wisconsin Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program: Offers low-income older citizens with an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from certified farmers. This program is only available in participating counties. (PDF, 19 KB)
Wisconsin's Elderly Nutrition Program: Nutrition programs and resources for people age 60 or older.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): WIC promotes and maintains the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children.