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Milwaukee County provides a variety of social services for those in need. See below for available programs.
1. IMPACT 2-1-1.
Milwaukee County provides a 2-1-1 Service. You can call, text, or click to find help for food assistance, addiction counseling, shelter, clothing, and more. Hundreds of agencies have teamed-up to help! It’s free, confidential, and multilingual. Click here to learn more.
2. FREE GRAB-AND-GO LUNCH AT GLEN HILLS
Glen Hills Middle Schools is providing a free lunch to all qualifying students from 11:30am to 1:30pm, Monday through Friday. Anyone under the age of 18 in the North Shore can have a free lunch. In addition, if you can’t make it to school, they will deliver to your front porch/door. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange delivery!
3. HUNGER TASK FORCE COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE:
Hunger Task Force has provided a complete resource guide for navigating food insecurity during COVID-19. You’ll find resources for families and seniors. Plus, helpful tips to securing food assistance. Click here for more information.
4. FOOD AID FOR FAMILIES
FoodShare is Wisconsin’s first line of defense against hunger. Called the Supplemental Nutrition Program or SNAP nationally, this federal program provides food buying power at the grocery store through an EBT card called Quest. Eligibility is based upon your household income and size. The program requires proof of income, expenses and household members.
During the Safer at Home Executive Order, unemployment has risen. If you are recently unemployed we encourage you to apply for both Unemployment and FoodShare. You can remain compliant with Safer at Home by applying online; having your eligibility interview over the phone and use your smart phone to upload required proof called “verification.” Click here to learn more.
5. WIC FOOD PROGRAM
WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children and is a Special Supplemental Nutrition program that provides pregnant women and new mothers with benefits for nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
6. WHERE ARE THE FOOD PANTRIES?
Milwaukee County has numerous food pantries available. Click here for Hunger Task Force’s interactive map.
7. STOCKBOX PROGRAM FOR SENIORS
Stockbox is a program that provides healthy food every month to improve the diet and nutrition of low income seniors 60 or older. Stockbox is also known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
To learn more, Senior Benefits Specialist, Tammy Keen, at 414-588-7132 or Tammy.Keen@hungertaskforce.org.
To apply for Stockbox, call Rick Lewandowski at 414-777-0483 or call IMPACT at 211 to apply. 2-1-1 can also connect callers to the nearest Stockbox site.
7. RENT ASSISTANCE
If you’re having trouble paying rent due to COVID-19, there are options available. Hurry! The timeline ends December 31st. Click here to link to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.