FoodShare Eligibility, Benefit Allotment, and Program Updates in October 2021

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With the start of the new Federal Fiscal Year, there are a few important changes going into effect regarding FoodShare eligibility and benefit maintenance policy. Cost of living adjustments will result in increased benefits. Those participating in the program will be required to submit six-month reports and conduct an interview at the time of application and annual review.

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Wisconsin Bakers Association Food and Fund Drive

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In honor of National Bakery Day on Friday, September 17th, Wisconsin bakers are partnering with Feeding Wisconsin by hosting food drives at local family-owned bakeries in communities across the state! WBA invites all to "dough-nate" nonperishable food items at participating local bakeries or raising dough for Feeding Wisconsin by making an online donation.

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Tribal Elder Food Box Program and Partnership

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On August 13th, partners including the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Oneida Nation, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Feeding Wisconsin, Intertribal Agriculture Council, Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative, UW-Madison, and health TIDE, came together to celebrate and discuss the importance of several recent efforts to improve the nutrition security and food sovereignty of Tribal members and support Tribal agricultural and economic development.

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Pandemic Food Aid Programs Ending- What this means and when this will happen

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During the pandemic there were increases and added flexibilities to nutrition assistance programs, such as SNAP and WIC. There were also added programs, such as Pandemic EBT and Farmers to Families Food Boxes. We are now considering the impact of the sunset of these programs and increases and what that will mean for families experiencing food insecurity.

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Working To Close the Child Summer Hunger Gap – How Our Lawmakers Can Help

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When school ends, hunger doesn’t take a break. No more classes, no more homework…no more lunch? That’s the reality for millions of kids in the United States when summer break begins. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 2021 can help ensure the summer months are hungry months for kids

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