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For decades, individuals and organizations within our communities have pulled together to create needed nutritional support resources in order to help parents help their kids.

They have actively come together because the challenge of food insecurity is particularly devastating to children.

Today, research shows that tax revenue supported nutrition programs are often inadequate to sustain families through month's end. So, children and their parents are left to rely on local nutritional support programs like those featured below.

Local Nutritional Support Programs

* Tomorrow's Kids Endowment Fund support these FORK nutrition programs.

Meals Now*

Meals NOW provides emergency nutritional support to school-aged children who are faced with life situations that trigger fast declining levels of food security within the household.

Jump Start*

JUMP START provides increased levels of fruits and vegetables, fresh, canned, or frozen to families' pre-school aged children who have registered and qualify for WIC support.

FORK Cares*

Fork Cares provides nutritional support to school-aged children at times of the year when school delivered nutrition is not available: Winter Spring and Summer vacations.

Formula Support*

The Formula Support Program provides supplemental formula to families, registered in the WIC program, who run short prior to benefit renewal at the end of the month.

Children's Pantry

An in-school resource to aid hungry children during the school day and provide a year-round, 5 day a week, access point for food support to parents or guardians.

Free/Reduced Meals

Free and Reduced Meal programs include both a breakfast and lunch each day during the school year for your child.

The Room

A resource for parents of elementary school aged children. It provides families with emergency food and clothing during school hours.

The Locker

Providing access to food, personal items, clothing, and school supplies for students of Northland Pines Middle and High School.

Caritas

An outreach center providing clients with emergency food, modest financial help & referrals to other programs.

Headwaters Food Pantry

Food distribution hours are the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at 6516 Olympic 76 St, Land O' Lakes, WI

Vilas Food
Pantry

Food distribution hours are Wednesdays 8:30-10:00 a.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 p.m. at 1013 North Railroad Street, Eagle River, WI

Weekend Backpack Program

A partnership between area churches, businesses and individuals to provide grade school children meals during over the weekends.

Northwoods Share Dinner

Northwoods Share provides a bi-monthly free community dinner the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, September – May.

Does your family qualify for FoodShare in Wisconsin?

FoodShare Wisconsin is a program created to help stop hunger and to improve nutrition and health. 

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food benefits, access to a healthy diet, and education on food preparation and nutrition to low-income households.

To Learn More:
Call 888-794-5722
Or go to: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/eligibility.htm

Does your family qualify for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutritional supplement in Wisconsin?

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

To Learn More:
Call 715-479-3741
Or go to: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/index.htm

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