July 29, 2020
Additional individuals now qualify for USDA foods at the Green Lake County Food Pantry
Effective June 5, 2020, Green Lake County Food Pantry is able to offer more households the Grade-A foods provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Green Lake County is an authorized food distributor in the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and can now provide no-cost groceries for households that have incomes up to 300% of the federal poverty level (FPL) (Link to brochure is below). Individuals who have lost jobs or have reduced income may obtain a monthly share of American-grown meat, vegetables, fruit, juice, and more from a TEFAP food pantry. Before June 1, 2020, TEFAP’s qualifying income threshold was 185% FPL.
Enrollment is confidential and simple. The Green Lake County Food Pantry is located at 500 Lake Steel Street, Green Lake and is open every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Proof of identification (such as a driver’s license or identification card) are required; proof of income is not.
Households participating in other food programs (such as Food Share, WIC or school nutrition) may also participate in TEFAP without affecting their ability to qualify for those programs.
Wisconsin’s pantry volunteers are providing “no contact” food distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are enrolling households and distributing groceries outdoors to minimize health risks and participants remain in their cars for service. For more information, please call Green Lake County Health and Human Services Aging Unit at 920-294-4070.
Food Pantry Participant Brochure