The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Monday more households will now be able to get food through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

Households with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) are now eligible to receive a monthly share of locally grown, Grade-A foods that include meat, vegetables, fruit, juice, and more from a TEFAP food pantry. For a household of one, that income threshold is $38,280. The larger the household, the higher the income threshold. Previously TEFAP’s qualifying income threshold was 185 percent FPL, or $23,606 for a household of one.

(Please see the June 11 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)

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