Wisconsin adds ten million to coronavirus food security efforts
Wisconsin’s Governor has added another ten million dollars for food security efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tony Evers announced the additional funds will supply five million dollars to both the Hunger Task Force and Feeding Wisconsin to purchase food for distribution, and for storage and transportation.
So far, the state’s food security initiative has already used 10 million federal coronavirus aid dollars towards food purchases for distribution and another five million to help food banks improve storage and refrigeration facilities. The state also used fifty million from the CARES Act to fund direct payments through the Farm Support Program.
Governor Evers says, “This funding bridges an important gap, not only helping these organizations continue to do their good work but also helping farmers get their goods to folks across the state and Wisconsin families put food on the table.”