Gov. Evers Saves Food Assistance for Wisconsin Families
MADISON – Madison – Today, Governor Tony Evers announced that his administration reached a deal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to preserve $70 million per month in food assistance funding for Wisconsin families.
“This is an important deal Governor Evers delivered for the people of Wisconsin. This pandemic had devastating impacts on low-income households, and saving federal food assistance dollars was critical in helping Wisconsinites make ends meet during this pandemic,” said Representative Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton).
“The Wisconsin Supreme Court decision not only threatened the public health of our state by issuing their ruling, but they effectively took food assistance away from those who need it most. I’m glad Governor Evers put people ahead of politics to ensure Wisconsin can continue to receive millions in food assistance,” continued Hesselbein.
The Evers Administration developed an agreement with the USDA/FNS to accept a declaration by DHS Secretary-designee Timberlake to obtain federal approval and secure these continued benefits.