Vernon County Food Resources:
As of October 15, 2004 the name of the federal Food Stamp Program in Wisconsin has been changed to “FoodShare Wisconsin “. This essential food and nutrition program no longer uses “stamps” to deliver benefits to persons enrolled in the program. The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services hopes that this new name and image will foster an expansion of the program so all eligible children and familieses receive the food and nutrition assistance they need. For more information on FoodShare Wisconsin, go to this web site http://www.dhfs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/ .
To find forms and contacts for applying for FoodShare and other income maintenance agencies go to: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/em/imagencies/index.htm
Access is your connection to Health and Nutrition Benefits.
This website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Wisconsin to find out if they might be able to get:
Help with buying food
Low- or no-cost health care
Help with buying prescription drugs
Home energy assistance
Special tax credits
To find out if you are eligible, go to: www.access.wisconsin.gov
Wisconsin WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children.
Free and Reduced School Breakfast & Lunch Program If you have children who are in school, or will soon be starting, you may be interested in learning more about how you can benefit from this program. This newsletter covers the basics on the subject. For more details, please contact your local school district office.