WIC funding in Illinois continues despite federal government
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[October 08, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Department
of Human Services announced that the Special Supplemental Nutrition
Program for Women, Infants and Children will continue in Illinois
despite the federal government shutdown. The state received
contingency funds from the United States Department of Agriculture,
which will enable participants to maintain services through October.
"It's important that WIC participants keep their previously
scheduled WIC appointments. We also want to let participants know
that they can continue to use vouchers they already have," said IDHS
Secretary Michelle R.B. Saddler.
WIC helps pregnant women, new
mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. Illinois
serves approximately 280,000 women, infants and children under the
age of 5.
For more information, contact the local WIC office.
Illinois Department of Human
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Illinois Office of Communication and Information]