Recently food advocates involved in Share Our Table, a regional coalition focused on food security, gathered virtually to discuss COVID-19 and its impact on food security here in the community.  

To help during this uncertain time, we pulled together some resources for food advocacy organizations and those you serve. Please feel free to share with your networks. 

Working in a food environment? Best practices to prevent infection: 

Our community members may be facing loss of wages due to school or business shut-downs related to COVID-19. Please consider sharing the following tools and assistance programs with them.  

211 

This is our area’s central database for community resources. If your program has adjusted its hours, locations, services, etc. please make sure to update your information in 211! Email lpaulsen@uwmidlands.org with any updates. 

The 211 website houses all information 211 has about community resources. You can search the database online or review COVID-19 specific resources there. Feel free to link to this site from your own page if your clients are looking for information about community resources. 

SNAP 

SNAP (formerly called food stamps) benefits help people put food on the table. To see if a family or individual qualifies, contact the Food Bank’s SNAP Outreach Team at 1-855-444-5556. Learn more about SNAP.  

WIC 

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, popularly known as WIC, is a nutrition program for pregnant, breastfeeding women and families with children younger than five.  

Share Our Table

Want to learn more about Share Our Table? The coalition was created to implement the Healthy Food For All Plan and is run by a regional convener, The Wellbeing Partners. Contact Sheena Helgenberger for more information.