The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Eligibility and Income Guidelines

Wisconsin households are eligible to receive commodities at participating food pantries if the total gross income for the household does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level. Eligibility is based on self-declared income. There are no income eligibility criteria for persons who voluntarily seek meals at soup kitchens or homeless shelters.

Eligibility and income guidelines

Household Size Combined Household Annual Income Combined Household Monthly Income Combined Household Weekly Income
1 person $27,180 $2,265 $523
2 people $36,620 $3,052 $704
3 people $46,060 $3,838 $886
4 people $55,500 $4,625 $1,067
5 people $64,940 $5,412 $1,249
6 people $74,380 $6,198 $1,430
7 people $83,820 $6,985 $1,612
8 people $93,260 $7,772 $1,793
9 people $102,700 $8,558 $1,975
10 people $112,140 $9,345 $2,157
11 people $121,580 $10,132 $2,338
12 people $131,020 $10,918 $2,520

To determine eligibility for households of more than 12 members, add $9,440 per additional person per year; this value equals an additional $787 per additional person per month. 

Eligibility and income guidelines – en espanõl

Tamaño del hogar Ingresos Anuales Combinados del Hogar Ingresos Mensuales Combinados del Hogar Ingresos Semanales Combinados del Hogar
1 persona $27,180 $2,265 $523
2 personas $36,620 $3,052 $704
3 personas $46,060 $3,838 $886
4 personas $55,500 $4,625 $1,067
5 personas $64,940 $5,412 $1,249
6 personas $74,380 $6,198 $1,430
7 personas $83,820 $6,985 $1,612
8 personas $93,260 $7,772 $1,793
9 personas $102,700 $8,558 $1,975
10 personas $112,140 $9,345 $2,157
11 personas $121,580 $10,132 $2,338
12 personas $131,020 $10,918 $2,520

Para determinar la elegibilidad de los hogares de más de 12 miembros, añada $9,440 dólares por persona adicional por año; este valor equivale a $787 dólares adicionales por persona adicional por mes.

TEFAP Wisconsin Household Income Eligibility Guidelines, English, Spanish, Hmong, and Russian, F-40059I (PDF)

Last Revised: September 1, 2022