Food Security Resources and Food Safety in Jackson County

Resources to help families with access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food:

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/covid19/2020/05/07/food-resources-to-help-get-through-covid-19/

http://www.fmpfoodbank.org/get_help.phtml/jackson_county/

Apply for FoodShare If your income has dropped or stopped, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has information on government assistance programs to help with health insurance, food, and other needed resources. Click here for eligibility information, a list of information needed to apply, and to apply for benefits. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forwardhealth/apply.htm

Add or Remove an Authorized Buyer or Alternate Payee for FoodShare Benefits If you or a loved one needs assistance with purchasing foods during COVID-19, there is an option to add an alternative payee.

211 has information on food resources during COVID-19. Visit: http://211.org/ or call 211 or Text “COVID19” to 211-211 to access information and resources.

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/safepreserving/2020/03/30/food-safety-in-the-time-of-covid-19-tips-for-grocery-store-items/

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/safepreserving/2020/04/01/food-safety-in-the-time-of-covid-19-tips-on-handling-fresh-produce/

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/safepreserving/2020/03/27/food-safety-in-the-time-of-covid-19-dates-on-food-products/

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/safepreserving/2020/03/26/food-safety-in-the-time-of-covid-19-cleaning-disinfecting/

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/safepreserving/2020/03/23/food-safety-in-the-time-of-covid-19-take-out-food/

More food safety information can be found here:

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/safefood/blog/