FoodWIse Impact August 2023

  • Hosted farmers market tours for WIC (Women, Infants and Children) families at the Sheboygan farmers market. These tours provide information on how to shop at the farmers market, use the various benefits offered, meet the farmers, and ways to select, store and use fresh produce.
  • Partnered with Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization to conduct surveys for EBT (FoodShare) customers at their farmers markets. The goal is to collect feedback on customers’ understanding and use of farmers market incentive programs, which help address food insecurity in Sheboygan County.
  • Providing technical assistance for the state FoodWIse office to develop a plan and apply for a federal nutrition incentive program. The goal is to offer nutrition incentive programs at farmers markets across Wisconsin and to support local farmers markets, which helps bring fresh fruits and vegetables to families in need.
  • New partnership with Partners for Community Development (P4CD), a local organization that provides affordable housing and weatherization programs, to offer FoodWIse classes at their newly built community center. The purpose of these classes will be to highlight the importance of food budgeting and healthy eating to P4CD’s residents.
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