Hungry to Read or Just Plain Hungry?: Helping Patrons Navigate ACCESS

One in four eligible Wisconsinites is not claiming their nutrition assistance benefits! How do you respond to patrons who are looking for ways to make ends meet? Do they struggle with computers and signing up for “food stamps”? Learn about the benefits of the Wisconsin FoodShare (food stamp) program and how you can help your patrons quickly and easily use the ACCESS website to apply for this underutilized government benefit.

Laura Wichert currently works at Sequoya Library and offers Food Share Assistance outreach at several libraries through Second Harvest of Southern Wisconsin. She recently graduated with her MA in Library & Information Studies from UW Madison.

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