Wisconsin uses CARES Act funding to expand FoodShare payment system
Wisconsin officials are making it easier for FoodShare buyers and sellers by expanding wireless payment processing. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services began accepting applications Monday from retailers to obtain free equipment that can accept wireless FoodShare payments.
Eligible retailers include grocers and other vendors that sell food, including gas stations, farmers’ markets, and direct marketing farmers.
The goal of this program is to increase FoodShare members’ access to alternative grocery shopping options, such as curbside pick-up and payment to decrease risk of COVID-19 infection for both customers and retail workers.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 22, or until CARES Act funding for the program is exhausted. Retailers including direct marketers can apply here.