How To Get Food

Dial 211 For Food

If you or someone you know needs emergency food, please dial 2-1-1. To call using a cell phone or pay phone, dial (414) 773-0211 or tollfree (866) 211-3380. An operator will help you locate the closest emergency food pantry and/or meal program in your area. 211 can also connect callers with a wide variety of emergency social services in our community.

You can also get help online at


Food stamps, known as FoodShare in Wisconsin, help provide groceries to low-income individuals and families. Qualified recipients receive a debit-like benefit card called a "Quest Card." To see if you qualify for food stamps online, visit If you think you may not qualify for a large amount of food stamps, click here to find out what $10 can buy.

Click here for details about this program.

School Meals/Summer Meals

School meals are a great way to stretch family dollars.  Students can receive free and reduced price meals by filling out a school meal application at their school.  Income guidelines will be based on your family size. To get free summer meals for your children, visit, dial 2-1-1 or ask your local school about open sites for summer meal programs.


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