Gina Wilson and Laura Wichert from Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin presented Hungry to Read or Just Plain Hungry? at WAPL's 2012 Spring Conference in Stevens Point. Gina and Laura shared information about FoodShare's myths, facts, and statistics. Most importantly, FoodShare is helping individuals and families through tough times.
FoodShare is not welfare and you're not helping anyone else when you don't apply for benefits. You can see if you are eligible for FoodShare (and other programs) by visiting https://access.wisconsin.gov/. If Internet access isn't available, you can make a free call to the FoodShare helpline at 1-877-366-3635.
Libraries can help share the word about the FoodShare program by knowing the various benefits of the program, conversing with a patron about FoodShare, distributing FoodShare information, or including an article in the library newsletter. The goal of FoodShare is to help stop hunger and to improve nutrition and health.