Saturday, April 19, 2014

Food

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FoodShare

Food Share Food

Introducing "A Recipe for Good Health".  FoodShare Wisconsin is today's food and nutrition program designed to help create a healthier Wisconsin.  It is a recipe for good health, based on the modern version of the old federal food stamp program.  FoodShare provides wider access, ease of use, and information about good nutrition.

How to apply

One of the most convenient ways to apply for FoodShare is online. You can go to the Wisconsin Access website where you can answer some questions to see if you might qualify or begin an application for FoodShare and other programs offered by the State.  FoodShare and some other programs require a face-to-face interview as part of the application process.  Click on the Access image below to visit the State website:

You may apply in person for FoodShare and other State programs at the Workforce Development Center at 1717 Taylor Avenue, Racine between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.

Click on the image below to find out more about FoodShare or call the Wisconsin’s Kenosha Racine Partners (WKRP) at 1-888-794-5820 for more information.

Food Share

In accordance with Federal law and Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington D.C. or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Wisconsin WIC Program         

WIC logo

The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children. 

WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding information, and referral to other health and nutrition services. WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding.

More information about all the services available from the WIC program can be found at the Wisconsin WIC Program website: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/

Applications for WIC can be made at:

Health & Nutrition Service of Racine, Inc.
           
2316 Rapids Drive
Racine WI 53404
Telephone:  262/637-7750
Fax:  262/637-7926
 
City of Racine Health Department
 
730 Washington Avenue
Racine WI 53404
Telephone:  262/636-9494
Fax:  262/636-9504

Free or Reduced Cost School Meals

Most schools have this program for children.  It provides free or low cost meals at school.  Your children may qualify for free meals with family income up to 130% of the federal poverty level.  Children may qualify for reduced meals with family income up to 185% of the federal poverty level.  Income limits may change from time to time and the federal poverty level changes from year to year.   Contact your local School District office for more information about free or reduced cost meals for your school age children.  They will be able to provide an application and explain the current income limits.

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