What is FoodShare?
FoodShare, formerly known as Food Stamps, entitles the recipient to government help when they have little or no money for food. Eligible participants receive benefits on a QUEST card which functions like a debit card.
According to the USDA, each FoodShare dollar spent has a multiplying economic impact of $1.84 to the local economy. In 2010, FoodShare dollars spent in Wisconsin added $1 billion to the state economy, with $321 million in Milwaukee County alone.
How do I apply for FoodShare
Applicants can apply online for FoodShare using a program called ACCESS. ACCESS allows people to sign up for child care, BadgerCare, determine eligibility for benefits, check the status of benefits, report changes, and renew benefits. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services FoodShare website to learn more about FoodShare. Applicants may also call the State’s FoodShare hotline at 1-888-947-6583 for assistance.
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