Federal Nutrition Programs

As Wisconsin’s leading anti-hunger organization,

Hunger Task Force advocates for fully-funded federal nutrition programs.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) / FoodShare

FoodShare—Wisconsin’s name for food stamps—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 United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a simplified way to serve all students breakfast and lunch at no charge.

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, family child care homes, after-school programs and homeless shelters.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

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

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program

The Women Infants & Children (WIC) Program is a federal nutrition program that aims to promote and maintain the health and well-being 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.

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.