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WIC funding to continue through month | Preston Citizen

WIC funding to continue through month

October 2, 2013
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By ROD BOAM

 

editor@prestoncitizen.com

 

The Preston Citizen

 

 

 

Niki Forbing-Orr, Public Information Officer for Idaho Department of Health & Welfare in Boise, announced Wednesday afternoon that Idaho Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has received contingency and reallocation funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture so it can continue to honor vouchers and offer clinical services through the end of the month.

 

In Idaho, WIC has about 43,000 participants and Franklin County has 570 about participants. who each receive a monthly voucher for an average of $50 .

 

If the federal shutdown lasts longer than a month, benefits and services for the Idaho WIC program could be temporarily disrupted. If this happens, DHW will provide information so program participants and partners can make plans for an interruption of benefits or services.

 

Please check for updates at www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov and at DHW Twitter and Facebook.

 


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