- FoodShare Wisconsin
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- School Nutrition Programs
- Summer Food Service Program
- Commodity Supplemental Food Program (“Stockbox” or “Cupboard Bound”)
- Elder Nutrition Program
- Emergency Food Assistance Program
- The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
FoodShare Wisconsin provides money to help individuals or families to buy food. Participants are given a Quest Card which transfers money to the store to help cover the costs of food you are purchasing.
Fact Sheet for FoodShare (pdf)
Learn more about FoodShare:
Local Income Maintenance Agency (for application assistance)
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC provides monthly vouchers to help you and your children eat healthy. You will also receive nutrition education, support to help you breastfeed your baby, and information on healthcare and other services.
Fact sheet for WIC (pdf)
Learn more about WIC:
School Nutrition Programs
Schools may provide a variety of meals and snacks. In the National School Lunch Program, children can get free or lower price lunches at school. Some schools may also serve breakfast, milk programs, fresh fruits and vegetables snacks, after-school snacks, suppers, and summer meals.
Learn more about school meals programs:
Summer Food Service Program
In some communities, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free breakfast, lunch, and snacks to children during the summer. Meals are located in central locations, such as schools or community centers and are often hosted by summer camps and non-profit agencies.
Learn more about summer food service programs:
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (“Stockbox” or “Cupboard Bound”)
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is also known as a “Stockbox” or “Cupboard Bound.” CSFP provides food to income eligible elderly in participating counties.
Learn more about the Commodity Supplemental Food Program:
Elderly Nutrition Program
The Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) provides seniors with an affordable, nutritious meal while encouraging socialization and volunteer opportunities.
Learn more about the Elder Nutrition Program:
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) provides food assistance in the form of food baskets or prepared meals to individuals with limited income. Food assistance is delivered via food pantries or meal sites.
Learn more about the Emergency Food Assistance Program:
Call 2-1-1 to find local emergency food assistance resources
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) offers low-income older citizens an opportunity to purchase locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from local farmers. SFMNP checks can be used from June 1 through October 31.