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Increased funding for federal food programs in FY 17

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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What You Need to Know About FoodShare & Immigration

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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Reflections from year one

Our FoodShare Outreach Program is officially a year old! In a short amount of time we've been able to make impact in the lives of people across the state by providing high quality FoodShare application assistance. While successful, we recognize that we must continue to improve our program, refine our methods, and inform as many eligible Wisconsinites as possible in order to help achieve a healthy and hunger-free Wisconsin.

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You're Invited! 2016 Health & Hunger Summit

Feeding Wisconsin and its member food banks are hosting a Hunger Health Summit at Hotel Meade on May 3rd and 4th, 2016. You and your partners are invited to attend!

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Thank you for your support of Harvest for Hope

The 2016 state legislative session has wrapped up and unfortunately, we were not able to pass SB 474 Harvest for Hope. Thanks to many of you, we had really good momentum but in the end, we just didn’t have enough time to get the bill scheduled for a full vote. We were able to start an important conversation at the state capitol about the importance of fighting hunger and increasing health outcomes through our state’s magnificent agriculture and food industries. This, to us was a win.

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