Archive for April 2016

Farmer’s Market Vouchers Program for Seniors

Starting in June, the Area Agency on Aging of Dane County, will distribute farmer’s market vouchers to seniors for use in purchasing $25 worth of fruit, vegetables or herbs at Farmer’s Markets and roadside farm stands in Wisconsin during the 2016 season (June 1st to October 30th, 2016). The vouchers are distributed on a first come/first serve basis to those 60 or older, who have gross incomes under the 180% poverty level, which is $21,978 per year (or $1,832/month) for a one person household and $29,637 (or $2,470/month) for a two person household. One set of vouchers per household regardless of size of household.

Vouchers can not be mailed.

To get vouchers, you may be asked to prove your eligibility. Please bring along a picture ID showing   your birth date, plus one of the following showing    your income: 2015 or 2016 income tax, Homestead Credit form, social security allotment statement, or subsidized housing review letter.

If you need someone to pick up vouchers for you, an application needs to be completed and signed by you and brought along when your designee picks up the vouchers for you. To receive an application prior to pick up dates, contact your local senior services center or Mary Browning at 261-5678.

Vouchers will be handed out at various locations throughout Dane County. Dates and locations will be announced mid-May. If you received vouchers last year, you will be sent a letter mid-May with the distribution location and times. No appointment necessary.

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

NESCO’s distribution date and time is June 13th from 10:30—11:30 am at Warner Park.

 

FoodShare Information

Title: WOULD YOU USE A $16 COUPON EACH MONTH?

 

Copy:

Household Size You might qualify if your total monthly household income is less than:
1 $1,962
2 $2,656

Receiving FoodShare is like getting an automatic coupon each month! FoodShare is a monthly benefit deposited on a debit-like card, the QUEST Card, to help with food purchases, freeing up money for bills, medications and other necessities. It’s easier than ever to apply and you can even get free, confidential assistance.

 

Did you know…

  • Even the minimum benefit would give you $192 per year!
  • Eligibility is based on income and certain expenses (not assets), so you can own a home and car and even have a savings account.
  • Claiming FoodShare helps your community. The USDA estimates that for every $5 spent in FoodShare benefits, about $9 circulates through local businesses and to our farmers.
  • Receiving benefits does NOT take away from others. EVERYONE who is eligible and applies will get benefits.

 

For more information, call the FoodShare Helpline at
1-877-366-3635 today!

Mobile Food Pantries

 

What is a mobile food pantry?

Second Harvest teams up with local volunteers each month to distribute fresh and non-perishable
food to people who are experiencing challenges with making ends meet. Days, times, & locations for
each mobile are listed below. We distribute approximately 60 pounds of food per household. Bring
bags and boxes if possible. No identification or proof of residency necessary.

Adams County
Adams: New location beginning in October, 2015. Adams- Friendship Middle School (420 North Main
Street), 3rd Wednesday,

Green County
Monroe: St Vincent de Paul (501 1st

Iowa County

Ave), 3rd
Thursday, 3 pm
5:00 pm. Future locations to be determined, call to verify.

Columbia County
Portage: Veterans Memorial Field (Fairgrounds), intersection of
Griffith St. and Superior St., 2nd Monday, 11 am
Pardeeville: St. Mary’s of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church,
(318 S. Main St) 4th Monday, 3:30 pm

Crawford County
Gays Mills: Community Center (212 Main St), 4th Wednesday,
2pm

Dane County
Black Earth: New Heights Lutheran Church (1705 Center St),
2nd Tues, 4 pm
Madison:
 Brittingham Apts. (755 Braxton Pl) 1st Wednesday, 2pm
 South Madison: St. Martin House (Catholic Multicultural
Center, 1862 Beld St), 1st Thursday, 9 am
 Ridgeway Church (3245 E. Washington Ave),
2nd Friday, 6pm
 Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center (1917
Lake Point Dr), 3rd Wednesday, 11:30 am

Marshall – Waterloo: Holy Trinity Church (605 Madison St), last
Friday of month, 2pm

Sun Prairie: Emergency Food Pantry in Sunshine Place (18 Rickel
Rd), last Tuesday of month, 5 pm

Dodge County
Beaver Dam: Habitat ReStore, 1022 Madison St, 2nd Saturday,
10am

Grant County
 Patch Grove: St John’s Catholic Church (231 N. Wyalusing
St), 2nd Tuesday, 1:30 pm
 Platteville: St Mary’s Catholic School (131 W. Cedar St),
3rd Friday, 10 am
 Boscobel: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (405 E.
Legrand St), 3rd Tuesday, 11:30 am
Highland: Sts. Anthony & Philip Church (726 Main St), last
Monday of month, 4:30 pm

Jefferson County
Ft. Atkinson: St Joseph’s Catholic Church (1660 Endl Blvd),
2nd Thursday, 2 pm
Palmyra: St Mary’s Catholic Church (919 W. Main St),
1st Thursday, 4 pm

Lafayette County
Darlington: Town Bank Community Room (15815 Hwy 81) Use lower entrance behind the bank. 1st
Friday, 4 pm

Monroe County
Norwalk: Community Center (200 North St), last Tuesday of month, 11 am
Sparta: 1800 Block of Milwaukee St, Sparta 3rd Monday 4-6 pm
Tomah: Fairgrounds (1625 Butts Avenue),1st Tuesday 4-6 pm

Richland County
Richland Center: Fellowship Hall (26700 Fellowship Ln),
3rd Thursday, 3:30 pm

Rock County
Janesville:
• St. John Vianney Catholic Church (1250 E. Racine St), 1st
Monday, Registration: 11:30-12:30 pm, Food Distribution
12:30-2 pm
• First Lutheran Church (612 N Randall Ave), 2nd Thursday,
4-6 pm distribution
Beloit:
• Masonic Center #1 (229 W. Grand Ave), 2nd Wednesday, 10 am
• Masonic Center #2 (229 W. Grand Ave), 4th Tuesday, 10 am

Sauk County –
Reedsburg: 4th Thursday, 4:30pm
January – March, Reedsburg VFW (200 Veterans Dr)
April – October, Sacred Heart Catholic Church (624 Willow St)

Updated 9/2015, listing is subject to change, please visit secondharvestmadison.org