The federal government will end the COVID-19 public health emergency May 11th. Monroe County Health Officer, Tiffany Giesler, announced Friday the end will mean changes to certain policies established during the pandemic, such as the extra benefits FoodShare members were receiving because of COVID-19. Members will now get their regular benefits in the first two weeks of each month. If you are experiencing financial hardship, FoodShare and other food assistance resources may be available to you. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children or WIC, may be available for pregnant or new mothers. For more information call 211. Additional links and resources are available on our website, wwisradio.com.
Visit dhs.wi.gov/foodshare/resources.htm or call 211 or 877-947-2211 to find food assistance options near you.
If you are pregnant or had a baby in the past six months, breastfeed a baby under the age of one year, or if you care for a baby or child under the age of 5 years, you may be eligible to receive Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits. Learn more at https://healthymonroecowi.org/wic/ or call 608-269-8671.