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FoodShare Members To Receive Add’l FoodShare Benefits in January

Wisconsin residents who receive FoodShare benefits will once again see an additional amount of money in January to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members will receive a minimum of $95 in additional funds, which is dependent on household size. The benefits will be added to QUEST cards on Jan. 23, with a letter going out […]

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’21-’22 School Year FoodShare Benefits to Include Add’l COVID-19 Provision

A new facet of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or FoodShare, has been approved for the 2021-2022 school year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The School Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program will provide food benefits to families that receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the […]

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Kenosha County Food Bank Announces Partnerships with Two Local Organizations

The Kenosha County Food Bank (KCFB) is now partners with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and the Racine County Food Bank (RCFB). The KCFB will serve as Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s regional distribution centers. This brings local programs affiliated with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin into an expanded network of KCFB partners, creating alignments in products and […]

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Some Wisconsin FoodShare Recipients to Receive Additional Emergency Allotment Benefits

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued new guidance on April 1 that will ensure all FoodShare households receive a minimum amount of emergency benefits. Households began receiving these benefits over the weekend. DHS estimates that under this new guidance Wisconsin will provide more than $75 million in emergency allotments to over 411,000 FoodShare […]

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State relaxes FoodShare eligibility for higher education students

Wisconsin officials intend to make the trip to the grocery store a little easier for higher education students, according to a ​Wisconsin Department of Health Services​ press release. The department is relaxing eligibility for the federal-funded ​FoodShare​ program – to include students enrolled at least half-time in a college, university, business, trade, technical or vocational […]

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Some FoodShare Households Will Receive Additional Benefits for January

Under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is able to provide FoodShare households with the maximum monthly benefit amount based on the number of eligible people in their household if Wisconsin has declared a public health emergency. Since Wisconsin’s public health emergency remains in effect through January, […]

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Federal Lost Wages Assistance Available

MADISON – The Federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program is now available to eligible state residents. LWA provides an additional $300 weekly unemployment benefit to individuals unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in August and September. The program was announced last month and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) started processing payments on Sept. […]

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Beneficios Adicionales Para Algunos Hogares De Foodshare Este Mes

MADISON, Wisconsin (RCE Noticias) – La emergencia de salud pública en curso de Wisconsin, relacionada con la pandemia COVID-19, significa que los hogares que actualmente no reciben el beneficio máximo de FoodShare este mes recibirán beneficios adicionales que los llevarán al monto máximo. El Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Wisconsin (DHS, por sus siglas […]

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Additional Benefits For Some FoodShare Households This Month

MADISON – Wisconsin’s ongoing public health emergency – related to the COVID-19 pandemic – means that households not currently receiving the maximum FoodShare benefit this month will be getting additional benefits bringing them up to the maximum amount. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported that the benefits are being provided under the federal […]

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Text Messaging Scam Targeting FoodShare Members and Applicants

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service have become aware of a text messaging scam targeting FoodShare members. The text might say, “You were chosen to receive food stamps or SNAP.” FoodShare members and applicants should never share personal information with individuals or organizations they […]

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Monthly Income Limit Adjustment Information for FoodShare

The federal government announced the 2021 monthly income limits used to determine eligibility for FoodShare and the monthly maximum allotments for FoodShare. These amounts will be updated on October 1, 2020, and are effective through September 30, 2021. The following is additional information on the changes: The minimum monthly FoodShare allotment for one or two people […]

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Some FoodShare Households Will Get Additional Benefits for July and August

Under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is able to provide FoodShare households with the maximum monthly benefit amount based on the number of eligible people in their household if Wisconsin has declared a public health emergency. Since Wisconsin has declared another public health emergency, DHS is […]

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FoodShare and Pandemic EBT Recipients Can Now Order and Purchase Food Online

Starting May 21, 2020, people who receive FoodShare or Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits will be able to order and purchase food on Amazon’s and Walmart’s websites using their QUEST or P-EBT card. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service has approved Wisconsin’s request to expedite implementation of […]