Federal Nutrition Programs

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) / FoodShare

FoodShare—or SNAP as it’s called nationally—is the first line of defense against hunger. FoodShare benefits are funded 100% by the federal government.

School Breakfast Program

The School Breakfast Program is a federally funded program through the Food and Nutrition Service of the USDA and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a federal program that offers a simplified way to serve all students breakfast and lunch, all during school, at no charge.

SNAP/FoodShare Education

SNAP/FoodShare Education is a series of programs and goals aimed to ensure SNAP-eligible individuals are receiving food benefits, supplemental nutrition education and programming that promote healthy living.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) / Summer Meals

The Summer Meals program  – or Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) – provides nutritious meals and activities to children age 18 or younger during the summer months.

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally-funded program that provides nutritious meals for low-income children enrolled at child care centers, after-school programs and homeless shelters.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program

The Women Infants & Children (WIC) Program is a federal nutrition program that aims to promote the health of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) / Stockbox

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program, known locally as Stockbox, provides a box of supplementary food to low-income seniors every month.

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with vouchers for fresh produce at local farmers’ markets.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income individuals by providing them with emergency food and education at no cost.