FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2018
Contact:
Jennifer Miller, 608-266-1683
Elizabeth Goodsitt, 608-266-1683

The Department of Health Services Seeks Approval for Disaster FoodShare Benefits for People Impacted by Severe Weather, Flooding

Today, the Department of Health Services (DHS) submitted a complete application to the federal Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) requesting disaster FoodShare benefits for residents affected by the widespread flooding and extreme storms that impacted much of the state in late-August and early-September. Following the statewide State of Emergency declared by Governor Scott Walker, DHS requested approval from FNS to provide additional assistance to people in counties most impacted by severe weather.

Disaster Foodshare benefits would be available for those in the counties most impacted by severe weather or flood who incurred losses such as:

  • Home, belongings or place of employment damaged or destroyed
  • Lost income, food or money
  • Other disaster-related expenses

Counties included in the waiver request are:

  • Crawford
  • Dane
  • Juneau
  • La Crosse
  • Monroe
  • Richland
  • Sauk
  • Vernon

DHS will announce the approved impacted counties and instructions for applying for disaster FoodShare benefits once FNS approves the application.

Find more information about FoodShare benefits.

Find other flood health and safety information