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More than 222K households will receive additional FoodShare benefits for July, August

Posted at 1:04 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 14:04:44-04

More than 222,000 homes will receive more FoodShare benefits for August, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Friday morning.

Gov. Tony Evers' public health emergency declaration in July enabled the DHS to provide additional FoodShare benefits to eligible families.

The benefits help families with the cost of food.

Benefits will be available Aug. 9 and Aug. 23.

“The pandemic continues to affect all Wisconsinites, but especially those whose income has been negatively impacted,” said Julie Willems Van Dijk, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health Services in a press release. “The ability for eligible households to access additional FoodShare benefits provides an important lifeline, and helps meet one of our most basic human needs.”

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