If you or a loved one are struggling with food insecurity, there are resources available to help you.
2-1-1 is an easy to remember three-digit phone number that connects people with free and confidential information and referral services. 2-1-1 provides callers with access to resources such as food pantries and meal sites, bill payment assistance, housing search assistance, support groups, and community clinics. 2-1-1 is free, available every hour of every day, can assist in 140 languages, and is accessible in every community in Wisconsin.
2-1-1 can also provide information on the Summer Food Service Program, which provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children age 18 and under get the nutrition they need throughout the summer months (June – August) when they are out of school.
FoodShare Wisconsin (SNAP/food stamps) is a nutrition assistance program that provides money for groceries on a Quest (EBT) card. Feeding Wisconsin's FoodShare Helpline screens for potential eligibility and offers appointments for free, personalized application assistance.
WIC is a supplemental nutrition and health program for pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children less than 5 years of age. WIC helps families buy specific foods for good health, supports breastfeeding, and provides information on nutrition, feeding, and offers community resources. There is no citizenship requirement for WIC.
Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) - Go to https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/adrc/consumer/index.htm or call 2-1-1 to find your county’s ADRC.
The ADRCs provide information on a broad range of programs and services for seniors and people with disabilities regardless of income, including senior meal sites, nutrition, home delivered meals, and financial assistance. These services can be provided by telephone or a home visit.
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