Extension's Response to COVID-19
Extension FoodWIse has been working to address partner and community needs during the COVID Pandemic. We have adapted our direct education programming to indirect education via print media and are now offering virtual delivery options. Continue below to view state resources for COVID-19.
For state-level information on Extension's COVID-19 response, see Extension Responds to COVID-19
For state-level information about food resources and programs, see Food Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19
For ideas and resources on healthy eating during COVID-19, see Nutrition tips during COVID-19
For information about food safety during COVID-19, see Food safety during COVID-19
For financial resources and information, see Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19.
Information on Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) and "Double Your Bucks" at Farmers Markets
Click on the following photo to view an informational video on how to apply for a use Pandemic EBT or P-EBT.
**New Update: Pandemic-EBT has been extended to July 31st, 2020.
Click on the following photo to view an information video on how to use P-EBT and the "Double Your Bucks" program at the Farmers' Market.
The following videos are also available in Spanish here.
Handouts and Flyers
Below you will find different resources prepared by UW-Extension FoodWIse in relation to COVID-19. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information, recipes, grocery shopping tips, and more! Materials are also available in Spanish.
COVID-19 Preventable Measures and Three Can Chili
COVID-19 Shopping Tips and Winter Black Bean Soup
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Shopping and Handling Groceries and Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos
Eating Better on a Budget
Is Food Safety a Problem? and Tuna Boats
Washing Produce During COVID-19 and Vegetable Frittata
Grocery Shopping FAQ and Hummus and Veggie Wraps
What to Do If You Are Sick and Zuchinni Patties
Farmers Market Safety and Fresh Fruity Spinach Salad
What's In Season? Produce Chart
Storing Produce for Flavor and Cheesy Pasta with Summer Veggies
Food Access Resource Guide
Stop the Spread of Germs and Half-Veggie Burgers
Keep Fresh Foods Fresh and Potato, Black Bean, and Kale Skillet
Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for nutrition and food safety tips: https://www.eatright.org/coronavirus
The Center for Disease Control has credible sources for safety of yourself and your family during COVID-19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJG72sycQB8&feature=youtu.be
The American Society of Nutrition is another good source for making health and nutrition your priority: https://nutrition.org/making-health-and-nutrition-a-priority-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/
The Universtiy of Wisconsin Madision Division of Extension FoodWIse posts fun and educational videos on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWYkTfJ_LDJbvrLvGKcfq-hkRfgUHvXNx
Local Food Assistance
Go to the Brown County Food and Hunger Network for local food pantry hours, locations, and contact information. Some hours have changed due to COVID-19 and The Giving Tree pantry is currently closed
Meals on Wheels: https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/signup/aboutmealsonwheels
The Green Bay Public School District provides meal assistance and is implementing a weekend meal program for families. To learn more go to: https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids
HomeBound Meals: The ADRC offers meals for adults who are age 60 or older and are mostly homebound. To learn more go to: https://adrcofbrowncounty.org/homebound-meals/
To find out about meals for children when schools are closed, check with your school or school district website. Many sites are listed on the USDA’s Find Meals for Kids website, although that list does not include all available sites. Many of these sites are providing meals for kids ages 0-18.
Green Bay Community Meal Sites
Howe Community Resource Center
526 S Monroe Ave Green Bay
8 am – 12 pm
Drive-thru pantry for families in the Howe Community programs to help during this uncertain time. This event will also inform families of the services and resources still available while schools are closed.
New Community Shelter
301 Mather St, Green Bay
Dinner: 5-6PM 7 days-a-week
Lunch: 11:30-12:30 Every weekend and all holidays
Salvation Army Lunch Program
626 Union Ct, Green Bay
Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm by no-contact drive through pick up. Let us know how many meals you need and we will place them on a table for you to pick-up.
Grocery Store and Curb Side Pick Up or Delivery
Click on each link below to be navigated to their curbside or delivery options:
- Pick N Save
- Instacart: Instacart offers shopping from various stores including Festival, Meijer, ALDI, Costco, Pick n Save, and more.
Store Senior Hours
Save A Lot is offering senior and at risk population shopping hours. Navigate to their page to get more information.
Costco is offering senior and at risk population shopping hours from 9:00am-10:00am every Tuesday and Thursday. As of May 5th, 2020 all Costco members will be required to wear a mask when shopping in the warehouse.
Festival Foods is open daily from 5:00am-10:00pm. Seniors are encouraged to shop 5:00am-7:00am. Visit the link to get updates from Festival on COVID-19 related changes.
We encourage community members to call their local grocery store for more information on modified hours.
Farmers markets are considered essential businesses and are permitted to stay open, however some farmers markets have altered their operations, delayed opening, and/or decided to close for the 2020 season.
The downtown Green Bay Farmers Market will begin Saturday, June 3rd 2020. The market is taking precautions by only including essential vendors and ensuring booths are 10 feet apart. They ask that you minimize the number of people you go to the market with, wear a mask, stay home if you are sick, and maintain social distancing guidelines.
Double Your Bucks at the Farmers' Market!
Click here to download a flyer with more information. We also have a step-by-step video on how to take advantage of this program above in the video titled "Using PEBT and "Double Your Bucks" at the Farmers' Market.
The Saturday morning Farmers Market will continue with the same location and time, The Riverwalk Plaza and Washington Professional Building Parking lots – 200 S. Washington St 7:00am-noon.
The Wednesday night Farmers Market on Broadway will be moved to Leicht Memorial Park, 128 Dousman and will be open from 4:00-7:00pm.
Please visit downtowngreenbay.com for more information on guidelines as well as a vendor list offering delivery and pickup. FoodShare/EBT/PEBT are accepted at these markets. For the summer of 2020 local Farmers Markets will be promoting a Double Your Bucks program to double cash at the market without using FoodShare.
Federal Food Assistance Benefits
Federal Food Assistance: https://www.usa.gov/food-help
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer: P-EBT
P-EBT is a new, temporary program that provides benefits for children who normally receive free or reduced price meals at school. It covers the value of meals that would have been provided at school. This program provides funds on an EBT card. Detailed information about this program is available from the Department of Health Services on their Updates for FoodShare and Other Food Benefits page.
Applying for Nutrition Assistance
To apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as FoodShare in Wisconsin): https://access.wisconsin.gov/access/
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for pregnant or postpartum women and children under age 5 can apply for benefits: https://www.newcommunityclinic.org/programs/wic-east-west
Coping with the Financial Impacts of COVID-19
Please see this resource for information on ways to cope with the financial impact of COVID-19.