The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released a statement Monday announcing that all FoodShare households will receive a minimum amount of emergency benefits, per USDA guidance. Households began receiving these benefits over the weekend. DHS estimates that under this new guidance Wisconsin will provide more than $75 million in emergency allotments to over 411,000 FoodShare households in April. This is an increase over the $57.5 million in emergency allotments provided to 265,000 households in February. DHS stated that recipients will spend these resources at local grocers and farmers markets across the state.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee, Karen Timberlake visited a home in Richland County April 22 to see progress on a house that will benefit from Lead Safe Homes funding from DHS.