Meet the Outreach Team

We've added new members to the FoodShare Outreach team! Find out which specialists cover your county and get to know the team! Keep reading →

Work Requirement Starts Soon

The FoodShare work requirement for Able Bodied Adults without Dependents went into effect in July 2014 in Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha counties. It will be rolled out in the rest of the state on April 1, 2015

FoodShare Webinars

FoodShare Outreach at Food Pantries
March 19, 2015, 1pm CST *Register Here!*
Want to connect your clients with more food- without bringing more food through your pantry doors? Join our next webinar. Keep reading → 

Policy Update: Able-bodied adults without dependents work requirement
March 25, 2015, 1pm CST *Register Here!*
Find out what this policy change means for food insecure clients you serve and the impact that it may have on the emergency food network. Keep reading → 

FoodShare 101
Did you miss our FoodShare 101 Webinar in November? A recording of the webinar is posted on our Webinars and Events page. 

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FoodShare Helps Seniors Stay Healthy

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When Ann retired, she didn’t think she would have to make hard choices between paying the bills and buying food. She had saved up while she was working as a public school teacher, and she took a part-time job at a technical college after she retired. Unfortunately, some difficult family circumstances led to her finances not being what she expected for her “golden years.” She was having a tough time stretching her budget to pay all the bills and keep food on the table.

Ann's story is becoming more and more common. About 1 in 12 seniors now experience food insecurity, which is double the number who faced food insecurity in 2001. There are a number of reasons seniors may have hard time putting food on the table.
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Debunking Common FoodShare Myths

FoodShare is an important investment in our communities. It helps participants stretch their food dollars and have enough energy not just to get by, but to thrive. FoodShare benefits are often spent at local grocery stores, which helps boost the local economy. Despite all the benefits FoodShare offers, several myths and misconceptions about FoodShare still persist. Keep reading →

Barriers to Enrolling in FoodShare

FoodShare is an important part of our community safety net. It helps participants stretch their budgets and keep healthy food on the table during tough times. Unfortunately, about 1 in 6 people who are eligible for FoodShare don’t enroll.  

There are many reasons why people who are eligible do not enroll in FoodShare. The most common reason is because they do not realize they are eligible. Some may not know about FoodShare. Others know about the program but assume that they make too much money or do not meet other eligibility guidelines. Keep reading →