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FoodShare replacement benefits available for people affected by storm power outages

Posted at 4:10 PM, Aug 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-23 17:10:20-04

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — FoodShare replacement benefits are available to certain Milwaukee County residents who were affected by severe storms and power outages earlier this month.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley reminded residents Monday that the county and local foodbank The Hunger Task Force are working together to provide aid.

Residents who receive FoodShare benefits could receive the replacement benefits if food purchased with FoodShare was lost during power outages earlier this month.

In order to qualify for the FoodShare replacement benefits, residents must submit a form [click here] and a letter from WE Energies confirming a power outage. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31, which can be made online, in person, through fax or by email.

For more information on the FoodShare Replacement Benefits, contact the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Milwaukee Enrollment Services (MilES) at 1-888-947-6583 or in-person at the Coggs Human Services building, located at 1220 W. Vliet St., during business hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM – 1 PM and Thursday from 12-4 p.m.

Assistance is also available with submitting an application for Replacement Benefits through the Hunger Task Force at the following locations:

Hunger Task Force Self-Service Centers
Robles Self-Service Center
723 W. Mitchell Street
Phone: 414-238-6484
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
Spanish language assistance available

Alicia’s Place FoodShare Resource Center
4144 N. 56th Street @ Midtown Center
Phone: 414-988-6501
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
Hmong, Lao, and Thai language assistance available

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