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Food resources available through West CAP

West CAP’s Food Pantry in Boyceville and the other 37 food pantries and outlets that receive commodities from TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) are serving low-income households in western Wisconsin. The need for food assistance has grown with the record numbers of unemployed adults due to the COVID 19 pandemic. In response to the growing need, the income eligibility to receive assistance has temporarily increased. Households with incomes at or below 300% 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% FPL, or $23,606 for a household of one.

In addition to food resources, other assistance is also available at West CAP through the COVID Rapid Response and Resiliency Program for eligible households. Assistance includes rent, mortgage, transportation, and utilities. Online application is available at www.westcap.org or call 715-265-4271 for more information.

West CAP, a 501c3 non-profit established in 1965, was one of the first community action agencies in the United States.  With offices located in Glenwood City and Menomonie Wisconsin, West CAP works to promote the sustainability of low-income families and communities in west central Wisconsin. For more information on West CAP programs, please call 1-715-265-4271 or go to www.westcap.org.

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