Increased funding for federal food programs in FY 17

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There was a flurry of legislative actions in DC at the beginning of May. Some of the bills that were passed would help increase our ability to fight hunger in our state and another bill that was passed could increase the tough choices that many of our clients make between paying for food or healthcare.

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FoodShare Benefits Restore Dignity to Wisconsin Veteran

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Our FoodShare Outreach Specialists encounter heartbreaking stories on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to learn of a veteran in need of FoodShare and other benefits to make ends meet. We share the story of Michael, who was assisted by Cassie, our specialist who provides FoodShare outreach in Outagamie, Brown, Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties.

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Supercharging our generosity through the tax code

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The tax deduction for charitable giving is the lifeblood of hundreds of thousands of important charitable organizations throughout the nation and in Wisconsin. It helps to magnify the generosity of our citizens and encourages them to get involved in and become stakeholders in important local issues, like hunger and food insecurity. Learn more about how proposed changes to this provision may can affect charitable organizations in Wisconsin.

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What You Need to Know About FoodShare & Immigration

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There has been a lot of talk in the news recently regarding immigration reforms and policy changes. It’s difficult to stay current on what’s real and what’s speculation. Immigration is an important issue in Wisconsin, and we would like to help dispel the confusion, myths and misunderstandings about FoodShare citizenship eligibility.

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FoodShare Outreach: The Basics

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Feeding Wisconsin and its member food banks understand that everyone needs a helping hand at times. Our member food banks work with over 1,000 local food pantries and meal sites to provide food to over 600,000 of our friends and neighbors each year. To further reduce the burden of hunger, we provide a robust FoodShare outreach program that provides education and application assistance across the state.

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