USDA Financial Assistance for Producers – COVID-19 Food Assistance Program

Who is eligible? Eligible producers (person or legal entity) of specified agricultural commodities who have suffered a five percent-or-greater price decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and who face substantial marketing costs for inventories are eligible for CFAP (Coronovirus Food Assistance Program website) payments. These specified commodities include certain specialty crops, non-specialty crops, […]

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Food Resources to Help Get Through Covid-19

Many people are struggling to afford the food they need during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Across Wisconsin and the nation, many households have lost some or all of their regular income. Others have lost access to usual sources of food, such as school meals and senior meal programs.  This webpage (provides information about public […]

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Food Pantry Updates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some food pantries have made changes to their hours or method of operation. The food pantry at St. Paul’s Lutheran, 321 Park Ave N, Medford, is open from 4 to 5 pm on Thursdays.  Clients should park in the lot and see one of the volunteers by the front door […]

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Nutrition Resources During COVID-19

Three Website recommendations from Beth Olson, State Extension Specialist, Nutrition Nutrition (defined as the foods we need to eat to be healthy) is not different during this time than what is normally recommended. However, there may be more constraints due to less frequent shopping, use of shelf-stable/frozen foods, and limited budgets. In addition, some people […]

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Donating to Food Pantries

While food pantries need food donations all year long, the fall and winter often are a time for food drives and extra individual donations. This recent UW-Extension article gives guidelines for making your food donations.

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Wisconsin Local Food Locator

A growing interest in eating local foods has led to the development of the Wisconsin Local Food Locator. This new website helps consumers find local food producers/vendors (farmers markets, farm food stands, CSAs, and other local sources) and provides producers with a way to let consumers know where they are located and what they sell. […]

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