Anyone in need of emergency and/or supplemental food is encouraged to apply for assistance at their local food pantries.

Our mission is to supplement food for your household by offering you nutritious, healthy food at no cost while you are in need. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) at Lakeshore CAP is one of 16 Emergency Feeding Organizations (EFO) in the state of Wisconsin.

As an EFO, we administer distribution of TEFAP commodities from the USDA to food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in our 9 designated counties: Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington and Waupaca (Click on TEFAP Pantries link below for a list of pantries in each county).

Wisconsin households are eligible to receive commodities at participating food pantries if the total gross income for the household does not exceed 300% of the federal poverty level. Eligibility is based on self-declared income. There are no income eligibility criteria for persons who voluntarily seek meals at soup kitchens or homeless shelters.

Los hogares de Wisconsin son elegibles para recibir productos básicos en las despensas de alimentos participantes si el ingreso bruto total del hogar no supera el 185% del nivel federal de pobreza. La elegibilidad se basa en los ingresos autos declarados. No existen criterios de elegibilidad de ingresos para las personas que voluntariamente buscan comidas en comedores o refugios para personas sin hogar.

Requirements: Proof of address when you apply (utility bill, phone bill, etc.) and a Wisconsin ID each time you pick up food; documentation for each member of your household upon application or no later than your third visit. 2021 Eligibility Chart below. Households that meet income eligibility guidelines may receive monthly USDA and donated food.

Household Size / Número de personas que viven en el

Monthly Income / Ingresos mensuales


Household Size / Número de personas que viven en el

Monthly Income / Ingresos mensuales



$3,190 5



$4,310 6 $8,790


$5,430 7


4 $6,550 8


For all households with more than 8 people, add $1,063 per additional person for monthly income — or $12,760 per additional person for annual income.

Para todos los hogares con más de 8 personas, agregue $1,063 por persona adicional para los ingresos mensuales — o $12,760 por persona adicional para los ingresos anuales.

Take only the food you need, be honest about your household size and income, provide the required documentation, keep them up to date with your address and contact information — and they’ll be happy to help until affording food is no longer a challenge for you! (Other responsibilities apply.)

Check out our spreadsheet for food pantries — with both regular and COVID-19 operations — within Lakeshore CAP’s 9-county oversight here: TEFAP 9-County Food Pantries

Call us or the pantry(s) in your county for more information:

Lakeshore CAP/Manitowoc
(920) 682-3737