Hunger Task Force

Ending Hunger is Our Mission

Seniors & Families

To speak with our Senior Benefit Specialist, contact Elizabeth Bethke at 414-588-7132 or via email at elizabeth.bethke@hungertaskforce.org.

I am a senior.

Click on each section below to learn more about senior programs available through Hunger Task Force.

 

Hunger Task Force’s Senior Outreach Program helps connect low-income seniors to programs, like FoodShare, that provide access to adequate nutrition. The Senior Benefit Specialist travels to senior centers and apartment buildings and can help with the application process, including interviews and submitting verification, in order to ease the burden of the application process for home-bound seniors.

In addition to education seniors about FoodShare, the Senior Benefit Specialist connects seniors to local resources and programs that reduce health care costs for eligible seniors. Seniors eligible for a Medicare Savings Program do not pay a Medicare premium out of their monthly social security check.

Senior Care is Wisconsin’s state prescription assistance program. Seniors should never have to choose between paying a doctor’s bill and paying for food.

For more information on the Stockbox program, click here.

2-1-1 can also connect callers to the nearest Stockbox site.

Hunger Task Force administers the Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program, a federal program that provides seniors with a $25 voucher to purchase fresh produce at local farmers markets. Vouchers are distributed in July of each year.

Click here for dates of this year’s Senior Farmers Market Voucher distribution.

Click here for 2017 income requirements for seniors.

Click here for the 2017 Senior Farmers Market Application.

 

I am pregnant.

For more information on the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, click here.

For more information on the new WIC app, click here. The Wisconsin MyWIC app can be downloaded on iTunes or Google Play.

 

I am looking for summer meals for my children.

For more information about the Summer Meals program and to see a list of sites, click here.

In the summer, 2-1-1 can also connect callers to the nearest summer meals site.