Wisconsin Emergency Food Program Changes During Covid-19

(Wisconsin) The state’s Department of Health Services says more households are now able to get food through the Emergency Food Assistance Program. Households with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level are now eligible to receive a monthly share of locally grown, Grade-A foods that include meat, vegetables, fruit, juice and more from a participating food pantry. For a household of one, that income threshold is $38,280. The larger the household the higher the income threshold is for the program. The new policy went into effect statewide at the beginning of the month and will assist families during the COVID-19 pandemic.