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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.
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Keeping Your Food Safe During COVID-19:
- Tips for Keeping Food Fresh at the Pantry
- General Food Safety at the Pantry
- Food Pantry Checklist: Planning for Coronavirus COVID-19
- Food Safety During COVID-19
- Cleaning & Disinfecting the Kitchen in the Time of COVID-19
- COVID-19 Pantry Response & Recommendations
- COVID-19 Prevention Practices for Distributions
- COVID-19 and Safety of Food and Donations
- Informational Posters, Flyers, and Social Media Info
- Nutrition Pantry Program: Food Pantry COVID-19 Response Group
- Food Safety & Coronavirus Resource Page
- Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Cleaning & Disinfecting
- Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Dates on Food Products
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services – COVID-19 Resources for Community and Faith-based Organizations (including elderly nutrition programs)
- Packing a Healthy Grab-and-Go Pantry Box
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How do I stretch my food dollars?
- Meals and Snacks from the Pantry
- Budget Friendly Recipes
- Shop Healthy on a Budget
- 5 Tips to Stretch Your SNAP Dollars
- Food Planning During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Can I Get COVID from Take Out Food?
- Can I Get Sick from Eating Food with Coronavirus?
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Please Don’t Stockpile WIC Foods Empty grocery shelves are a common sight right now. If you are not a WIC participant—and are not eligible for WIC benefits—please reconsider purchasing foods with a WIC-approved label next to the price. These foods are for WIC participants who must follow set guidelines for the foods (including brands and sizes) that they can purchase with their WIC benefits. Please be respectful of the needs of your neighbor.
Feeding America (they supply food to some local Oconto County food pantries)
Asking for monetary donation to support our COVID-19 Rapid Response Plan.
Looking to Donate to your Local Food Pantry? Use the link and contacts below, and ask how to best donate at this time
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Other Important Information
Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Dates on Food Products With a ‘Safer at Home’ order, many of us are looking to foods stocked in our pantries and cupboards to help feed our families. What do dates on food products tell us?
General Financial Resources Financial resources to help get through COVID-19.
Aldi Stores (Marinette and Green Bay locations) Hours for vulnerable customers: On Tuesdays and Thursdays, ALDI stores will open at 8:30 a.m. and reserve the first hour of business for vulnerable shoppers. This includes senior citizens, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns.
Witts Piggly Wiggly- Oconto Falls Location: INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE CONSIDERED HIGH RISK BY THE CDC (elderly, immune compromised, those with lung conditions, high blood pressure, etc.) please consider shopping between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE NOT IN THE CDC HIGH RISK CATEGORY please consider shopping after 9:00 a.m.
DOLLAR GENERAL: Senior Hour Encouragement Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Other customers are encouraged to plan their shopping trips around this window of time to allow the most susceptible customers in our communities the ability to shop during the first hour that stores are open.