The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the abase of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected by genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities).
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_ filing_cust.html, or any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_ info/hotlines.htm
"FoodShare Wisconsin" program in place of "Food Stamps" Operations Memo 04-54 introduced FoodShare Wisconsin. The name change was made to: put greater emphasis on the value of benefits for better nutrition and good health; reflect the fact that these benefits are no longer in the form of "stamps"; and to reduce the stigma associated with the program for both clients and the general public.
For possible eligibility for FoodShare, Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, SeniorCare, and other programs, please visit https://access.wisconsin.gov.